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For contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has launched a £1 million support fund for contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry affected by...

NIVA represent more than 2000 independent venues across the U.S.

The National Independent Venues Association (NIVA) has warned the US Government that the live music industry is facing collapse.

Issuing a statement last night (6th), the...

Boomtown (pictured) cancelled its 2021 event after citing a lack of insurance support from the UK government

Festival cancellations are inevitable without coronavirus insurance, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has said.

Following the announcement of the UK government's "roadmap" to reopening...

The study is from the National Independent Venue Association

90% of independent music venues in the States will be forced to close without further government support, a study has found.

The National Independent Venue...

It kicks off with Brighton indie store Resident

A campaign to celebrate independent record stores in the UK has been relaunched.

Originally launched back in March at the onset of lockdown, #RecordStoreOfTheDay is back...

Venues can now have the same representation as fabric when facing legal disputes...

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has struck a deal with insurance specialists NDML and legal protection specialists Rradar to provide night time businesses —...

The gift card-style system is set to return...

A gift card-style Record Token scheme is set to make a return to independent record stores in the UK this May to cater for a...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's latest spending review includes a 50% discount on business rates for music venues, but some believe it doesn't go far enough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday (October 27th) announced his latest spending review on behalf of the UK Government, setting out the economic agenda for the coming...

Sexual harassment is a widespread problem that remains prevalent in our supposedly progressive dance music scene. A number of new initiatives have proposed a solution...

In the year since the #MeToo movement, those who were previously unaware have, at last, been waking up to the horrifying pervasiveness of sexual harassment...

The AIM Awards will honour the late Nigerian drummer

Tony Allen will be posthumously honoured with Association of Independent Music (AIM)'s Outstanding Contribution to Music award.

The Nigerian afrobeat pioneer, most widely known as...

The working draft was published this week

Some of the leading music industry bodies have shared a supplementary guide for festival organisation in 2021.

As the music industry finds new ways to...

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has issued the warning to the Chancellor

UK festivals are under threat of cancellation without Government insurance, The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has said.

Following the announcement of the UK government's "roadmap"...

Windrush ship

Some of the most important DJs in the development of the UK scene are children of the Windrush generation. DJ Mag's editor-in-chief, Carl Loben, speaks to Black and mixed-race foundation DJs about their parents, racism, culture, and being pioneers in our beloved scene

This feature was originally published in 2018, at the height of the Windrush scandal, and on the 70th anniversary of the Windrush ship's arrival in...

The two-weekend event will have a capacity of between 500 and 1000 people

Northern Ireland’s first socially distanced music festival is set to take place in August. 

Coming from the organisers behind Stendhal Festival in Limvady, Unlocked is...

Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement yesterday (3rd)

New York music venues can open at 33% capacity from April.

Last month, NYC governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the city would begin to reopen venues...