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During the pandemic, music tech thrived as the wider music industry fell to its knees. Declan McGlynn explores the possibilities and implications that stemmed the...

2020’s unprecedented upheaval brought with it fundamental changes to the creative industries. Theatres, clubs, studios, venues and festivals all closed their doors and with it...

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...

During a year decimated by lockdowns and venue closures, our need for sonic connection has sparked the resurgence of independent radio across the UK. Here...

16th March 2021 marks the grim one-year anniversary of Matt Hancock’s statement to the House Of Commons that all “unnecessary social contact” across the UK...

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...

Some high-profile DJs have been criticised for playing big, crowded legal shows — dubbed ‘Plague Raves’ — in Europe during the COVID-19 crisis. Some have...

As society has been tentatively emerging from various forms of COVID-19 lockdown over the last few months, each of us has been faced with a...

Vinyl sales have risen 33.72% from 2019

Sales in physical music have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to online music marketplace Discogs.

In their 2020 mid-year report, the website - which...

"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...

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's report also found that subscriptions to music streaming services rose by 51% during the pandemic

A new study has found that listening to music helped improve emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that people spent more time listening to...

Cherie Hu looks at how the paid membership platform Patreon is helping electronic artists and clubs sustain themselves, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the live events industry, and electronic music is far from unscathed. According to the latest IMS Business Report, electronic-focused festivals...

The DJ addressed the recent wave of illegal parties in the UK

Carl Cox has said that Illegal raves during pandemic are “not the answer”.

The techno DJ recently spoke in an interview with Sky News about...

"The music industry, it is fair to say, could and should have dealt better with black artists, black run companies and taken on more black...

MOBO founder Kaya King described racism in the music industry as "the worst pandemic" in an open letter.

Penning the personal letter to Oliver Dowden, Secretary...

Featuring wireless communication, speakers, vape and beverage capabilities, and a camera

A pandemic-proof rave suit has been designed by Los Angeles creative studio Production Club amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The blueprints for the suit, designed...

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...

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...

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One in five UK nightclubs have shut since the pandemic hit in early 2020, according to a new report from the Night Time Industries Association...