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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...

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...

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...

"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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

@motionbristol

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

LWE feature in episode two of Jägermeister's 'The Meisters series'

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...

"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...

The decision goes against the initial announcements from the UK government over the past few weeks

The British government are preparing to ban mass gatherings and crowds in coming weeks, as the global outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to spread...