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PRS Issues a 10% Backdated Livestream Tariff — Not Everyone’s So Thrilled With the ‘Discount’

PRS for Music has officially issued a 10 percent backdated livestream tariff – though not everyone is thrilled with the rate’s temporary “discount.” The 107-year-old UK collecting society – which in late January launched a licensing platform for small-scale livestreams, before walking back the pivot due to criticism from indie creators – just recently unveiled […]

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Liverpool Festival Tests COVID-19 Spread at Large Events for Science

Photo Credit: ActionVance Live music returned to Liverpool in a music festival experiment to test the spread of COVID-19. The city hosted a one-off music festival to help test whether large-scale events spread the virus. Around 5,000 people gathered together without face coverings or social distancing rules in place. You know, like any concert pre-2020. […]

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Travis Scott Expands Astroworld to Two Days — Its Biggest Iteration Yet

Travis Scott performing live in Switzerland. Photo Credit: Frank Schwichtenberg Travis Scott is officially set to bring the Astroworld Festival back to his native Houston in November – this time for two days, in what will be the three-year-old happening’s biggest iteration to date. The rapper and entrepreneur – who reportedly earned $20 million from […]

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SBA Flooded With More Than 17,000 Venue Relief Applications

Photo Credit: bantersnaps The Small Business Administration (SBA) has received north of 17,000 applications for financial relief from in-need venue owners since reopening its Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) portal on Monday. The web platform briefly crashed earlier this month and received some 17,356 applications in the first 24 hours that it went live once […]

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British Music Industry Resoundingly Supports COVID Passports — With a Few Caveats

The British music industry has signaled support for COVID-19 vaccine passports. Photo Credit: Pien Muller The British music industry has expressed clear-cut support for COVID-19 vaccine passports – albeit with a few caveats. UK Music backed the idea of COVID-19 vaccine passports (as well as other “status certification measures”) in an open letter to Prime […]

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Live Nation Launches ‘Green Nation Touring Program’

Ahead of crowd-based entertainment’s fast-approaching return, Live Nation has officially launched the “Green Nation Touring Program,” which will aim “to help artists adopt and scale sustainable touring practices that prioritize people and planet.” The Beverly Hills-based concert promoter just recently unveiled the “Green Nation Touring Program” in a formal release. According to this announcement message, […]