Music Ally Quarterly Report :: Looking ahead to 2023
This report aims to provide cut-through on the big issues that we think will dominate 2023. In it, we’ve isolated the innovative ideas from some of the most influential thinkers across the music industry – and...
February 9, 2023
UK government clarifies post-Brexit touring arrangements; #LetTheMusicMove pressure group underwhelmed
Partially due to the impact of the pandemic, the UK has still not experienced the full implications of Brexit – which officially began in January. Since then, there has been deep consternation amongst touring artists...
August 5, 2021
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...
July 8, 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
Concerns mount about Euro tours for UK artists as Brexit looms
British artists haven’t been thinking about touring Europe this year, with Covid-19 having put paid to live music across the continent. But as hopes rise that a vaccine could bring concerts back in 2021, the British...
November 12, 2020
AIM CEO pushes for post-Brexit ‘touring passport’ for artists
Paul Pacifico, CEO of UK indies body AIM, used his speech at the organisation’s AIM Connected event in London this week to talk about post-Brexit challenges for musicians. “We are working alongside our colleagues at the...
February 6, 2020
UK music industry issues touring warning over ‘no deal’ Brexit
We try not to get too political here at Music Ally, given our broad church of readers, but at the time of writing the prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit with the UK crashing out of the European Union at the end of October looks...
October 4, 2019
Involved Management Management Assistant – London
Involved Management Management Assistant Home to Above & Beyond, Dusky, Lane 8 and Yotto (among others), Involved Management is the growing artist management arm of the Involved Group. With offices in London and Los Angeles,...
September 13, 2016
Behind The Campaign: Paul Carrack – Sandbox 154
British singer-songwriter Paul Carrack has been a member of several bands, notably Mike & The Mechanics, but has been putting out solo albums since 1980. Soul Shadows is his eighteenth solo album and got to #25 on the UK...
August 18, 2016
Sandbox 89 – Campsite Campaigns
Lead: the European festival season is now in full swing and can have an enormous impact on music/merchandise sales and streams. With so many festivals – and with brands scrambling to take over every square inch of festival...
July 17, 2013