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Tomorrowland goes virtual with Around The World festival

Yesterday, we covered the news that the team behind Shangri-La at Glastonbury are running Lost Horizon, a ticketed VR event, next month. We can add Belgian dance festival Tomorrowland’s Around The World event to this...
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90% of independent US venues fear they’ll shut permanently

We’ve been reporting recently on the #saveourvenues campaign in the UK, which identified 556 venues that were in danger of permanent closure as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. Last we heard, its fundraising had enabled...
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Team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La launches virtual festival

If you’ve ever lost yourself in the Glastonbury Festival’s Shangri-La zone, you’ll understand why for many people this year, the festival’s cancellation is carrying an extra tinge of sadness. However,...
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Australia and Germany’s plans to rebuild live music business

The easing of lockdown restrictions on music concerts has begun in some countries, but others are still looking ahead and making plans for what’s needed when this happens in the future. Australian live-industry body...
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Japan hopes livestreams can make up for Covid-19 live hit

Japan’s music industry may have taken a 330bn Yen hit (around $3.06bn) from 150,000 concerts cancelled in the country this year, according to the Pia Research Institute. That’s the claim made in an good piece...
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London set to get ‘first socially distanced immersive event’

Livestreams are plugging some of the gap left by the shutdown of live concerts, but people are already looking ahead to what those physical gigs might be like as the lockdown eases. One Night Records is the latest idea....
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Tools. Lockdown Livestreaming

When lockdown started, artists around the world swiftly jumped onto platforms like Instagram and Twitch, in order to livestream from their homes. But, with social distancing restrictions in place for the foreseeable future,...
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Green Europe Experience aims for sustainable music festivals

2020 is increasingly looking like a washout for music festivals, with even those postponed to autumn now looking extremely dicey given that large public events are expected to be one of the last things to return post Covid-19. However,...
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Midia Research suggests principles for virtual concerts

It’s becoming clear that while music concerts will return this year, they’ll be very different, depending on how social-distancing rules evolve in various countries. Meanwhile, there’s been a flurry of activity...
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Goldman Sachs: ‘Global music revenue will drop by 25% in 2020’

Nobody can know exactly what the overall financial impact of Covid-19 will be on the music industry in 2020, but that isn’t stopping analysts from guessing. Goldman Sachs made its prediction last week, and it’s...
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What can we learn from Covid-19’s impact on China’s music industry?

The Chinese music industry saw 16% growth in its recorded music revenues in 2019 according to the IFPI, but it was also the first country to be affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Does that make it a canary in the coalmine...
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Audio streaming rates start to normalise under lockdown

Research firm Nielsen Music/MRC Data has been tracking the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on entertainment consumption, including music, in the US. The latest version of its report finds that music video streaming continues...