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The Music Venue Trust has launched the campaign to protect venues facing closure

The UK’s Music Venue Trust has launched the #saveourvenues campaign to raise funds and highlight the challenges faced by small music venues and clubs amid...

Premiere: AK Sports ‘Lockdown In The Big Smoke’

AK SPorts will release a new EP, ‘Eurostar’, via Asquith’s Higher Power label tomorrow. Listen to ‘Lockdown In The Big Smoke’ below. 


The Sydney-born, LA-based...

Vendors will move online and offer collection services

English record stores have shared plans for trading during lockdown. 

Following the start of the UK's national second lockdown, which came into force midnight last...

Elevate, Bikini Waxx and Melting Point are among the stores that have reopened their doors

Berlin record stores are opening their doors once again as Germany tentatively relaxes its lockdown measures.

Since Monday morning, shops in Germany smaller than 800...

Rebekah announces new compilation of lockdown production challenge tracks

Rebekah's Elements label is putting out a new compilation featuring tracks made by a number of techno producers during lockdown.


The 10-track 'X Compilation' has...

After intensive, early lockdowns, China's events industry is gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels, with safety measures in place. Bruce Tantum speaks to a selection of DJs...

In mid-August of last year, scenes from an electronic music festival at a water-park in Wuhan, China were beaming across the internet. The photos and...

A new way to rave

Several clubs in Germany hosted “drive-in raves” last week as a way of circumventing lockdown restrictions. 

On 30th April at Düsseldorf’s drive-in cinema, World Club...

It follows a UK government leak earlier this week suggesting clubs could reopen

Nightclubs are set to remain closed as lockdown is eased in the UK in the coming weeks.

Following reports of a UK government leak from...

The Keep Music Alive campaign has been launched by The Musicians Union and The Ivors Academy

A campaign has been launched by two leading UK music associations calling for an increase in streaming royalties for artists in the wake of the...

Most of the UK's remaining festivals planned for this summer are at risk of cancellation without government intervention

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has renewed its call for an urgent intervention from the UK government for festivals this summer after the easing of coronavirus restrictions was delayed...

The country had previously given crowds of 300 the green light

Switzerland has opened its venues with a capacity of up to 1,000 as lockdown restrictions in the country are eased.

In recent weeks, a number...

Venues must close by 9pm as the Netherlands hits a new high in COVID-19 cases

Clubs in the Netherlands must close by 9pm for three weeks, under new rules imposed by the Dutch Government.

The restrictions, which came into effect...

While almost half are now worried about the future of their local venues 

57% of people say music helped them cope through lockdown, a new study by UK Music has found, with 42% listening to more during the...

Festivals including Eastern Electrics, Field Day, Creamfields and Boomtown have all sold out in the past week

Festivals scheduled to take place in England this summer are selling out at a rapid rate following the Government’s announcement of its roadmap out of...

Pilot performances were due to take place from 1st August

The UK government has postponed the return of live music performances as lockdown easing slows amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press conference today (31st...