AEG Presents creates in-house ‘Climate Positive Touring’ team
One of the lesser-discussed negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it interrupted what felt like an important moment for the music industry around discussing touring's climate impact – and how it could be improved. However,...
May 7, 2021
Live Nation hails ‘significant pent-up demand’ for concerts
As trials of Covid-safe concerts continue around the world, there is light at the end of this pandemic tunnel for the live music industry. Live Nation was certainly focusing on the positive in its latest financials report,...
May 7, 2021
Six60 set for hybrid concert and livestream this week
New Zealand band Six60 have been experimenting with livestreaming recently: for example a claimed ‘world first’ TikTok livestream earlier this year. Now they’re becoming a guinea pig for the anticipated...
April 20, 2021
Live Nation and Veeps are equipping US venues for livestreaming
There’s a consensus that as physical concerts return, we’re going to see livestreaming continue alongside them, in a hybrid model where fans will be able to watch online (often paying for it) if they can’t...
April 14, 2021
Report explores the (pre-Covid) carbon footprint of touring DJs
“Last Night a DJ Took a Flight” is an excellent name for a report, even if many DJs’ touring has been grounded for more than a year by Covid-19. But the report, from Clean Scene, is an important analysis...
March 31, 2021
Barcelona gig had 5,000 fans with masks but no distancing
Aware that some countries that have Covid-19 under control already have concerts and festivals up and running, we’re trying not to generalise about live music. However, for those countries still awaiting a musical reopening,...
March 29, 2021
Live Nation optimistic about the return of live music
Okay, this may be one of the least surprising headlines you’ll read this week: the world’s biggest live entertainment company is hardly going to be pessimistic about its business coming back to life. But Live...
February 26, 2021
UK government reveals lockdown-easing roadmap including events
Yesterday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed a roadmap to “cautiously ease lockdown restrictions”, including some clarity around the potential return of live music events. Performances in indoor...
February 23, 2021
British live music bodies form new umbrella organisation
The British music industry already has a number of organisations representing different facets of the live music sector: the Association of Independent Festivals, the Association of Independent Promoters, the Music Venue...
February 19, 2021
Music Venue Trust takes 13 more venues off its crisis list
Here’s some more positive news from the campaign in the UK to preserve the future of independent music venues hit by the Covid-19 shutdown. The Music Venue Trust has taken 13 more ‘grassroots music venues’...
February 4, 2021
UTA’s David Zedeck: livestreaming will be a ‘virtual balcony’
The NY:LON Connect conference that we co-run with Music Biz kicked off its first online edition yesterday with a track on the future of live and livestreaming, including a keynote interview with UTA partner and co-head of...
January 26, 2021