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Up and down the country, nightclubs and live music venues have stood silent for almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dancefloors grow dusty...

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Motion Bristol has remained shut since March 2020. “We had some shows planned for December, but Bristol was pushed into Tier 3 and we...

The Covid-19 crisis has thrown up many problems for the manufacturing and distribution of vinyl. Bruce Tantum speaks to a selection of record shops, labels...

Most vinyl consumers probably never think about the path that their favourite new record has travelled. They scan the wall of their local shop or...

We could still be heading for Black Rock City this year

Burning Man 2020 is to "proceed with caution" in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

The Nevada festival, which effectively sees a small town built...

"Being part of the music and creative community, we understand that it is vital that our main focus is in taking care of one another."

London club FOLD has offered NHS use of its space amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

North London club FOLD, which is currently closed due to...

"We sincerely hope we will be able to celebrate love, unity, and friendship with all of you this summer."

Belgian festival Tomorrowland have shared that preparations for the 2020 summer festival are "ongoing".

Following the global coronavirus pandemic, which forced Tomorrowland to cancel the...

It plans to update its site with helpful information for struggling grassroots music venues

The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has put out a piece offering advice for grassroots music venues on how to sustain their businesses during the current...

Organisations including MusiCares, PRS Foundation and Help Musicians are involved, more expected to join

Spotify has revealed a Music Relief initiative for artists affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which 'recommends verified organisations that offer financial relief to those in...

Meanwhile, radio listening has gone up

Contrary to what might have been assumed, streaming numbers in the US are down amid widespread self-quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Figures are instead pointing...

It's also running a helpline for those who are struggling to cope

UK organisation Help Musicians has shared some advice and support for those in the music industry who may have been affected by the coronavirus, or...

The survey was conducted by Pirate Studios

70% of DJs had to retrain during the coronavirus pandemic, a study has revealed.

Pirate Studios — now rebranded simply as Pirate — is a...

The venue is being repurposed as a facility for frontline staff until the end of June

London’s O2 Arena has been repurposed as a training facility for NHS workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced. 

The announcement was made...

The organisation is offering £500 to musicians in need

Help Musicians UK, the body set up to support independent musicians, has launched a Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund that will offer funds of £500 to...

Shops have been forced to go online only as a result of the UK's lockdown measures

With the UK having effectively being placed on lockdown last week amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a number of 'non-essential' businesses were forced to close...

Gorillaz began teasing the project at the start of the year

Gorillaz have promised that their Song Machine project will continue through "the storm".

The Damon Albarn-fronted digital band first began teasing the Song Machine project ...