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Lollapalooza Cofounder Says Live Concerts Won’t Return Until 2022

Lollapalooza cofounder and former William Morris Endeavor Global Head of Music Marc Geiger stated in a recent podcast that he doesn’t believe concerts will return until late next year – or even early 2022. Marc Geiger disclosed his opinion of live music’s return in a 94-minute-long podcast conversation with industry analyst Bob Lefsetz. Lefsetz asked […]

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Red Bull Is Slashing Music Programs

Red Bull is cutting back on its once-considerable involvement in the music community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and reports of internal disputes stemming from racial matters. The Fuschl, Austria-based energy-drink company recently revealed that it will roll back its live-event marketing initiatives, including music-related functions, but hasn’t yet specified the affected programs. However, reports are […]

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15-Band ‘Herd Immunity’ Rock Festival Is Still Happening This Weekend

Photo Credit: Yvette de Wit Last month, Digital Music News was first to report that the July Mini Fest, a 15-act music festival previously marketed as “Herd Immunity,” was scheduled to take place in Wisconsin. Despite criticism from some fans – and the loss of Florida-based rock band Nonpoint, which objected to the ultimately nixed “Herd […]

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Goldenvoice Employees Launch ‘GV Black’ to Increase Black Representation at Coachella

Photo Credit: Alexandre Debiève Goldenvoice employees are launching “GV Black,” a way to bring more representation to Coachella. The new organizational unit is a part of Goldenvoice, the producer of the Coachella-branded music festivals. The news announcement was posted prominently on the Coachella website and social media channels. “We commit to continue to bring awareness […]

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British Government Allows Outdoor Concerts, Theater Events to Resume

Photo Credit: Hanny Naibaho The British government has officially given outdoor concerts and theater performances the greenlight to resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning tomorrow, July 11th, outdoor theater performances and outdoor concerts can recommence with socially distanced crowds in England. (The other United Kingdom nations are following their own reopening guidelines; Northern Ireland will […]

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Drive-In Concerts Are Growing: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Trace Atkins Announce Latest ‘Gigs’

Blake Shelton Concert With most traditional concerts still on hold due to health concerns stemming from the novel coronavirus, a growing number of artists are booking drive-in performances to safely entertain fans. In May, shortly after drive-in concerts began to pick up steam in Europe, YouTuber Marc Rebillet unveiled America’s first drive-in tour. Country music […]

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What’s Open? A Guide to COVID-19 Closures In Every U.S. State

With states continuing to rollback and retool their COVID-19 lockdown measures, some artists are returning to the road and performing live concerts for fans once again. To help these individuals chart their tours, comply with statewide requirements, and, most importantly, keep attendees safe, here’s a one-stop guide to closures in every U.S. state. The following […]

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Glastonbury Organizers Say Bankruptcy Is a Very Real Possibility

An evening shot of Glastonbury 2011. Photo Credit: jaswooduk In March, Digital Music News was first to report that Glastonbury organizers had canceled their much-anticipated festival’s 2020 edition due to COVID-19 concerns. Now, unless the event can welcome back fans in 2021, bankruptcy is a very real possibility. Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis and his daughter […]

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What Does a Socially Distant Music Festival Look Like? Planning Underway In Northern Ireland

Photo Credit: Raul Varzar A Northern Ireland live event promoter is planning the United Kingdom’s first socially distant music festival. The organizers behind Northern Ireland’s Stendhal Festival are spearheading the socially distant music festival initiative, which has been dubbed “Unlocked.” Currently scheduled to take place across two weekends and four total days – August 21st […]