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SWU.FM Closure

Bristol's independent electronic music station, SWU.FM, has announced it will cease operations and close as a result of rising costs and soaring energy bills. The...

The Covid-19 crisis has thrown up many problems for the manufacturing and distribution of vinyl. Bruce Tantum speaks to a selection of record shops, labels...

Most vinyl consumers probably never think about the path that their favourite new record has travelled. They scan the wall of their local shop or...

The survey was conducted by Pirate Studios

70% of DJs had to retrain during the coronavirus pandemic, a study has revealed.

Pirate Studios — now rebranded simply as Pirate — is a...

The scheme has been described as an "events research programme"

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...

Up and down the country, nightclubs and live music venues have stood silent for almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dancefloors grow dusty...

@motionbristol

Motion Bristol has remained shut since March 2020. “We had some shows planned for December, but Bristol was pushed into Tier 3 and we...

MAD nightclub has been shut for almost 10 months

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...

"The Culture Recovery Fund will be a vital lifeline for us"

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...

One of the world’s great party cities, Berlin is facing up to the COVID-19 pandemic in its own unique way. How are the clubs getting...

It’s a Sunday afternoon in early October, and the trees in Berlin are clinging onto their leaves. Soon, they’ll fall away, revealing the graffiti-strewn yellows...

The working draft was published this week

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...

COVID-19 has rapidly impacted the music industry — leaving thousands out of work. The government dumbfounded many when it was suggested that those from an...

Since the beginning of 2017, every weekend, the metal walkways and staircases of Printworks, the 5,000-capacity venue in London’s Surrey Keys, have vibrated to sounds...

Before the pandemic, Spain welcomed approximately 80 millions tourists a year

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...

It follows a similiar announcement for bars in Paris earlier this week

Berlin has imposed a curfew on all bars and restaurants amid rising COVID-19 cases in the capital.

Following new restrictions from the French government earlier...

#WeMakeEvents has called for a Global Day of Action today (30th September)

The events industry is holding a Global Day of Action today, 30th September, calling for government support amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Back in August, music...

Paris is among the 12 cities facing new coronavirus restrictions

France has banned gatherings of over 1,000 attendants in 11 cities across the country.

Announced yesterday, on Monday 29th September, the French government announced that...

Some high-profile DJs have been criticised for playing big, crowded legal shows — dubbed ‘Plague Raves’ — in Europe during the COVID-19 crisis. Some have...

As society has been tentatively emerging from various forms of COVID-19 lockdown over the last few months, each of us has been faced with a...

Vinyl sales have risen 33.72% from 2019

Sales in physical music have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to online music marketplace Discogs.

In their 2020 mid-year report, the website - which...

Major cities have long been the central hubs for dance music, in part thanks to their appeal to travelling DJs and fans. With coronavirus massively...

What a difference 12 months makes. This time last year you might have been making travel plans for Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), getting final kicks...

Pilot performances were due to take place from 1st August

The UK government has postponed the return of live music performances as lockdown easing slows amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press conference today (31st...

“Frankly, I think these are a terrible idea”

An Illegal rave that took place in Los Angeles last weekend has been condemned by health experts.

Event organisers Technometrik hosted the party last weekend...

"The key to our success is our own behaviour," Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus said

The Netherlands has banned public gatherings.

One of the latest countries to take the measure as a result of the coronavirus - or COVID-19 -...