Tag: live

Read More

UK live music body aims to reach net zero emissions by 2030

It has a dedicated sustainability arm working on the plan, with the help of companies and organisations including Julie’s Bicycle, AGreenerFestival and The Tour Production Group.
Read More

Abba reveal new album and plans for avatar-focused concerts

It’s putting a lot on the shoulders of one group to cheer the world up during a global pandemic. However, Abba might be the band for the job.
Read More

Consumer Marketing Manager – Flymachine – San Francisco Bay

What We’re About Flymachine is pioneering the digital future of live events. A virtual venue for live entertainment, Flymachine combines community and live performance in a virtual space, delivering an evolution on the...
Read More

Live Nation commissions report on live industry’s US impact

Live Nation has commissioned research into the economic impact of the live music industry in the US, providing plenty of figures for the industry and policymakers.
Read More

CTS Eventim expands its live entertainment business to Asia

Live firm CTS Eventim is expanding into Asia with a new subsidiary, Eventim Live Asia. Led by former Live Nation exec Jason Miller, the division will be based in Singapore, with a focus on markets including China, Japan,...
Read More

Impala and IAO suggest ‘single touring permit’ for Europe

Amid the ongoing wrangles about how and when live music can return safely in various European countries, it’s important to also remember the separate (but just as debilitating) wrangles around how British musicians can...
Read More

Event-planning startup OnePlan raises $3.8m funding round

Planning a festival or concert right now is a fraught business thanks to Covid-19, from safety measures to securing the necessary insurance to go ahead. OnePlan is one of the startups trying to help those organisers with...
Read More

UK government publishes ‘ERP’ data on making events Covid-safe

The British music industry had been furious about the UK government’s failure to publish the findings of its ‘Events Research Programme’ (ERP), which had run a series of pilot live events to test Covid-safe measures:...
Read More

UK live industry sues government over Covid-19 test events

It is all kicking off in the UK as the row over the government’s ‘Events Research Programme’ (ERP) deepens. That was the scheme to test a handful of Covid-safe live events, from music to snooker, and to learn from the...
Read More

Study: The State of Live Music Fandom (guest post)

More than a year after music stages went dark, the live music business is poised for a comeback this summer and fall. With some of the largest festivals and tours announcing their line-ups and dates, and tickets selling...
Read More

British musicians back campaign to tackle post-Brexit mess

We’ve written before about the red-tape nightmares facing British musicians wanting to tour the EU (and European musicians wanting to tour the UK. And also about the music industry’s growing anger at the British...
Read More

Secondary ticketing firm TicketSwap raises $10m funding

Dutch firm TicketSwap pitches itself as an “ethical ticket resale platform”, letting fans buy or swap tickets for live events with a 20% cap on how much they can charge over the original price. More than five million...