Arts Council England has expanded its creativity grants to include DJs, sound engineers, lighting designers, and more.
As part of the continued funding schemes for the music and creative industries amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Arts Council England has announced that applications for Developing your Creative Practice (DYCP) are open as of today, Thursday 15th October.
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 navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Events Industry Forum, Association of Independent Festivals, and Association of Festival Organisers has joined forces with Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Public Health England (PHE) to create the guide for festivals in the future.
Dizzee Rascal has been awarded an MBE.
London rapper Dizzee Rascal, who is set to release his seventh studio LP on the 30th October, will recieve an MBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.
The UK Government is "doing everything we can" to support the UK's live music industry, the Digital and Culture Minister has said.
Speaking in a debate at Westminster Hall earlier this week, the Digital and Culture Minister, Caroline Dinenage, said that the government were "doing everything" they can, and that "the government stands with the culture sector" amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Pendulum have shared a live set from a 150-year-old Victorian military fort.
Last month, Australian drum & bass group, Pendulum, shared their first new music in ten years, as well as revealing details of their next live performance: a live stream from the middle of the ocean.
For the special, one-off set, Pendulum headed to Spitbank Fort, a Victorian military fort in the middle of the Solent between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England.
English pubs will face £1000 fines for allowing dancing, or playing music above 85 decibels, a new coronavirus law states.
Coming as part of the flurry of constant new rules and laws being enforced by the UK government, it's been announced that pubs in England could face hefty fines for playing music loudly and allowing punters to dance.
Supporting the nightlife industry “doesn’t make sense”, the UK Health and Care Minister has said.
In an appearance on Sky News this morning (28th), the UK's Minister for Care at the Department of Health and Social Care, Helen Whately, discussed the next phase of the UK government's COVID-19 plan.
The trailer has been released for a new grime film, titled Against All Odds.
Centered around the story of MC Active, an artist trying to make it in the early '00s grime scene, the film documents his ambitions as well as his struggles, and is the first project to be released by the newly-launched Motown Records UK.
The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has responded to the UK government's new coronavirus restrictions, calling for a furlough extension and continued support for grassroots music venues.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged £450,000 to support grassroots venues affected by COVID-19.
Last month, the UK government revealed the first group of 135 venues receiving emergency grants from a £1.57billion support package for the arts and culture industries.
Now, Sadiq Khan has announced that almost half a million pounds will directly support grassroots venues in London, with over 100 venues battling through the pandemic set to benefit from the fund.