70% of DJs had to retrain during the coronavirus pandemic, a study has revealed.
Pirate Studios — now rebranded simply as Pirate — is a network of affordable 24-hour studio spaces for DJs, producers, musicians, podcasters, dancers and vocalists. After being forced to close their doors during the pandemic, Pirate surveyed a number of studio space users to find out how they'd been impacted by coronavirus.
Nightclubs in the UK are set to trial safe reopening with volunteers from April.
Earlier this week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave hope to the night time economy and live events sectors — which have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic — announcing that nightclubs and music venues across the country could be reopened as soon as the 21st June.
A Swiss nightclub in the town of Lausanne has been transformed into a temporary blood donation centre during the coronavirus pandemic.
People have been able to donate blood on the dancefloor of the disused MAD nightclub - which has re-opened for the service after a ten month closure due to restrictions limiting the spread of COVID-19.
“It was almost heartbreaking to see a place like this which has existed for almost 35 years asleep for so long,” said Igor Blaska, club manager. “So of course we were proud to organise any activity that was possible.”
London’s fabric has been awarded over £1 million from the Arts Council's Culture Recovery Fund.
Following the first waves of recepients announced for the UK's Culture Recovery Fund, which included the likes of NTS, Peckham's Rye Wax, Columbo group — the parent company of London clubs XOYO and Phonox — and Manchester's YES, fabric nightclub announced that the team had been successful in their application for the CRF.
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.
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.