The government and Arts Council England has updated its list of recipients of financial assistance from the Culture Recovery Fund, with venues such as Peckham's Rye Wax and Bussey Building amongst those newly receiving funding.
CLF Art Cafe, which houses Bussey Building, has received £300,000, while Rye Wax has been given £181,380. Other venues to receive funding include Somerset House (850,000), London's The Troubadour (£647, 172), Manchester's YES (£489,482) and Coventry's Kasbah (£180,838).
The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has issued a statement in response to a number of key London clubs missing out on funding as part of the latest wave of money to be shared out from the government's Culture Recovery Fund.
The Beastie Boys have given rare approval for one of their songs to be used in an advertising campaign, with their 1994 hit 'Sabotage' featuring in a clip for Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
The track was featured in an advert that aired during NFL games on Sunday, October 18th, with the focus of the clip being on the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on music venues across the US. Amongst those featured in the ad is the owner of a grassroots venues in Michigan called The Blind Pig, Joe Malcoun.
Venues and arts organisations in the UK were ‘forced to thank the government’ publicly to receive the Culture Recovery Fund grant this week.
A total of £257million was awarded to successful applicants, offering some welcome relief after months of uncertainty. Clubs including Corsica Studios, 24 Kitchen Street, Hope Works and Mint Warehouse were among the 1,385 recipients.
The Dutch prime minister has announced that nightclubs will remain closed until there is a vaccine for COVID-19.
Speaking in a press conference on Tuesday (13th), Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte introduced a set of new rules for music venues and theatres in Holland.
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.
Senior figures working in the Greater Manchester night time industry have prepared a legal challenge to local lockdown restrictions.
The UK government is set to cover 67% of employees’ wages in businesses shut by COVID-19 restrictions, as part of the UK's winter economy scheme.
As businesses face another long period of uncertainty with the nationwide three-tier lockdown, the government has launched a new scheme to cover the wages of employees who cannot work, aimed at the leisure and hospitality industries.
The Ibiza Government has plans for rapid COVID-19 testing systems to open a tourist corridor next summer.
After Spain’s Tourism Minister, Reyes Moroto, enforced a temporary ban on UK visitors to the country back in June, the governments of the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands have now revealed plans to introduce coronavirus testing in 2020, creating a tourist corridor for those arriving from the UK and Europe.