Massive Attack have called on the UK Government to help cut the carbon footprint of live music.
Further post-Brexit musician touring discussions are to be proposed by the UK government in a bid to break the EU visa stalemate.
The UK left the EU on 1st January 2021, with a last-minute deal on trade and movement between the bloc and former-member state brokered on Christmas Eve, 24th December 2020. The agreement fails to ensure special visa allowances for bands, DJs, performers and crew working in both the EU and UK, who now have to negotiate different rules, regulations, paperwork and costs depending which countries are on the itinerary.
A new study has "ruled out" the risk of COVID-19 infection in music venues, providing masks and adequate ventilation are used.
It's the second time research of this kind has been undertaken in Germany. Similar findings were unveiled by Halle University last year, raising hopes that live music could make a significant comeback in 2021.
The global live events industry lost over $30 billion worldwide this year, according to Pollstar’s 2020 end of year review released on 12th December.
The report, published by the trade publication for the global concert industry, used data from pre-pandemic first quarter growth to demonstrate “what might have been versus what was” for the live events industry, if the coronavirus crisis had not happened.
Stock prices in the live music industry sharply rose on Monday (November 9) following a breakthrough in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
Shortly after Pfizer and BioNTech announced that they had developed a vaccine that was found to be 90% effective in a trial of over 40,000 participants, live music stocks swiftly rose.
A new petition is calling for the UK government to continue to help the live music industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
With the government's Job Retention Scheme - which has ensured many workers have been paid 80% of their wages up to £2500 - coming to an end on 31st October, the petition is a direct plea to extend the furlough scene for both the theatre and live music industry.
A recent survey has revealed that over 20% of Canadians will probably never feel comfortable attending a live music event again, Digital Music News reports.
Organised by Music Canada in conjunction with Ottawa's Abacus Data, the survey spoke to participants to find out how they would feel attending events following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Massive Attack have announced plans to create a blueprint for eco-friendly touring.
The Bristol, UK group are working with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at Manchester University, mapping the full carbon footprint of touring bands and musicians.
A new venue is set to open in London next month.
The team behind Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club and Brighton's Patterns club will open the new multi-purpose venue, Colours, in East London's Hoxton Square on the 13th September.
In collaboration with London venues Village Underground and EartH, Colours' 300-capacity space will present a program of music, art and performance with live shows and club nights.