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Lightning In a Bottle Officially Cancels Its 2021 Festival

Woogie Stage, which later became the site of the standalone Woogie Weekend festival, at Lightning in a Bottle 2011. Photo Credit: Adam Wiggins Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) has officially canceled its 2021 festival due to continued COVID-19 concerns. The electronic dance music (EDM) festival’s organizers announced the cancellation of Lightning in a Bottle 2021 […]

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Live Nation Execs Bank on 2021 Concert Comeback as Quarterly Earnings Fall 92 Percent

Live Nation experienced a 92 percent year-over-year earnings dip during 2020’s final three months, owing to continued lockdown measures and large-gathering bans, but higher-ups remain confident that business will accelerate later in 2021. The Beverly Hills-based concert promoter recently revealed its financial specifics for Q4 2020, which delivered $237.3 million in total earnings against over […]

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EDM Epicenter Ibiza Is Slowly Reopening – But Will Dance Fans Be Able to Return This Tourist Season?

A Punta Galera, Ibiza, sunset. Photo Credit: Michael Tomlinson The Spanish island of Ibiza, known by many for its EDM scene, is slowly reopening ahead of spring. The government of the Balearic Islands, which encompass Ibiza as well as Mallorca, Menorca, and Formentera, reportedly announced to local business unions last week that it would begin […]

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55% of Music and Live Entertainment Professionals In Australia Are Considering a Career Change

A shot of Sydney, Australia, including the Sydney Opera House. Photo Credit: Dan Freeman Nearly 55 percent of music and live entertainment professionals in Australia are considering a career change, according to a new survey. I Lost My Gig Australia (ILMGA), “a data-capture initiative of the national industry bodies the Australian Festivals Association (AFA) and […]

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Carnegie Hall Cancels Its Performance Season for the First Time In Its 130-Year History

Midtown Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall. Photo Credit: Ajay Suresh As a result of “the ongoing effects of COVID-19,” Carnegie Hall has canceled its performance season for the first time since 1891. Carnegie Hall higher-ups recently announced the performance season’s cancellation in a formal release, noting at the outset that the 130-year-old Midtown Manhattan concert venue has […]