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.
More people are attending live music events in the US than ever before, according to figures featured in the IMS 2019 Business Report.
Festivals showed the highest year-on-year increase of attendees in the country last year, going from 18% in 2017 to 23% in 2018. 52% of the polled US population said that had attended a live music event in 2018, according to data obtained by Nielsen.
New security measures are to be put in place at live music venues around the world following the attacks at Bataclan concert hall in Paris.
As the NY Times reports, global concert giant Live Nation announced on Saturday that it would impose tighter security measures at its venues, and other industry representatives are expected to follow their lead.
Objekt has announced his first-ever audiovisual liveshow, for London's Islington Assembly Hall on 12th September.
The Berlin-based artist and DJ, playing Poland's Unsound Festival this October, will structure the show around his fantastic 2018 album 'Cocoon Crush' as well as choice cuts from his back-catalogue.