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Festival Insights NEWS: Sound City Festival Calls on Music Industry to ‘PAY IT FORWARD’ in New Next-Gen Initiative

UK Festival Awards finalists, Sound City Festival has announced details of its brand new ‘Pay It Forward’ initiative, as tickets for the Sound City Conference go on sale. Proudly the UK’s independent conference for new music, Sound City welcomes the global music industry and budding next generation of young creatives to the North of England.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: CM.com Release Future of Live Music Report

CM.com, a leading customer engagement platform, has launched a brand new report summarising the results from a nationwide, representative survey looking at the shifting attitudes and behaviours of live music fans in the UK. The findings in their report are based on a nationally representative survey of 1,003 live music event attendees (those who have…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Oxford & Lincoln Set For New New Music Fest in February

Prima Queen, just one of the breaking acts appearing at Beam Me Up in February. Pic: Barbora Mrazkova Brand new music festival Beam Me Up has put together a mouthwatering line up of the hottest new artists around for its inaugural outing in Lincoln (10 February) and Oxford (11 February 2022).  Coach Party, Opus Kink,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Music Moves Europe Awards 2023 Nominees Announced

A total of fifteen outstanding artists have been nominated for the Music Moves Europe Awards 2023. The nominees are: Amelie Siba (Czechia), CMAT (Ireland), eee gee (Denmark), Goldkimono (Netherlands), Hause Plants (Portugal), Jerry Heil (Ukraine), July Jones (Slovenia), Kids Return (France), Koikoi (Serbia), Monikaze (Lithuania), Oska (Austria), Queralt Lahoz (Spain), Sans Soucis (Italy), schmyt (Germany),…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Linecheck Music Meeting Announces First Speakers & artists

September 29th saw global forward thinking annual music conference and festival Linecheck, announces the first details, line up and program for its 2022 edition, taking place from 23rd November to 26th November at Milan’s hybrid centre for culture and creativity BASE. Acting as a catalyst for change in the music ecosystem, at its eighth edition,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: DCentralize Announces the UK’s First Web3 Electronic Music Festival

DCentralize Festival will put the power back in the hands of the music community by transitioning into a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization), an organization constructed by rules encoded as a computer program that is transparent and controlled by the organization’s members, in DCentralize’s case, this will enable token-holders to participate in decision-making of the festival.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UK Music Report Reveals Fragile Recovery

UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, publishes its This Is Music 2022 annual report today, which reveals how the sector began to recover from the initial impact of the pandemic. Unveiling the ‘no surprises but here are the numbers’ report, UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said the economic findings showed…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Land Beyond ’23 To Be Brighton’s First Electronic Music Festival With Camping

After a much talked about and sold-out event in 2022, Land Beyond is back and bigger than ever from 28th -30th April 2023. 2023 sees the event expanding from one to three days, officially becoming Brighton’s first ever camping electronic music festival, as well as doubling the number of stages to six in all. World-renownedbrands…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Mixed-reality music startup Volta Secures £400k Innovate UK Grant

Off the back of a well-received Glastonbury debut (with Bonobo, Jamie Jones, TSHA and more), immersive mixed-reality technology, Volta can now reveal they’ve secured a £400k ($500k) grant from Government-backed Innovate UK.  Volta, a technology included as One of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2021, is a self-serve XR creation platform that gives musicians, artists & creators the ability to design…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UK Music Launches Industry Diversity Survey

The UK Music Workforce Diversity Survey tracks progress to boost diversity and inclusion in the UK’s music industry.  Led by UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce, the survey focuses on those who work behind the scenes in the industry, rather than those who are on stage and aims to collates data from across the music business including…
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Festival Insights NEWS: All Access Anonymous Ignites Verified Network For Music Promoters

The founders of soon-to-be-launched All Access Anonymous are claiming that they will bring new transparency, funding, and structure to independent promoters, whom they believe to be the true creators of the experience economy. All Access Anonymous (AAA) is creating an open and fair decentralized network to connectcredible and verified promoters directly with others in the…
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Festival Insights NEWS: WOODZSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR SPONSOR

A music charity created to improve access to the music industry for young people in the Highlands and Islands has announced its sponsorship of a stage at the growing music festival, Woodzstock, held in the Woodside of Drumnamerg at the heart of the Black Isle. The move will see several young singer-songwriters win opportunities to…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UK Music Supports Campaign to Keep Festivals and Gigs Safe

UK Music is supporting Counter Terrorism Policing’s initiative this summer to help music fans enjoy gigs and events this summer.  The #BeSafeBeSound campaign was created in 2019 with the aim of sharing safety and security advice. In addition to UK Music, Creamfields, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and The O2 are among those supporting the campaign.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Industry urged to back new women’s leadership programme, Music Leaders Network launching in September 2022

Respected music industry educators Remi Harris and Tamara Gal-On are delighted to announce the latest iteration of their hugely successful women’s leadership development programme, the Music Leaders Network. Beginning in September 2022, the programme will beopen to both company employees with a minimum of 5 years industry experience and self-employed women in music. Businessesare being…
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Festival Insights NEWS: CyberLive aims to reinvent the live music experience in the Metaverse

Other worlds are available. Set to launch later in 2022, CyberLive is, according to its founders, here to change the future of live online entertainment. Its unique CyberLive Coin ($CYLIV) is a utility token investment coin and exclusive currency for all transactions within the entire CyberLive platform.  CyberLive has been designed to bridge the gap…
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Festival Insights NEWS: All Party Parliamentary Group on Music Elects New Chair

MPs and Peers have elected Kevin Brennan MP as the new Chair of the influential All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music.  With more than 100 members, the group is one of the largest in Westminster. It brings together MPs, Peers and the music industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, which contributed…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Ecolibrium Launch Sustainable Travel Guide for artists and the Music Industry

ecolibrium, the charity on a mission to help the live events and music industry tackle the environmental impacts of travel, launch their latest resource, the Sustainable Travel Guide for artists and the Music Industry, providing up-to-date details, best practice tips and inspiration to empower the live music industry to understand and take action on its…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Skiddle and Young Urban Art Foundation commission short online series that represents London’s Music Scenes.

Skiddle, the event discovery platform, has partnered with London based youth charity, Young Urban Art Foundation (YUAF), to create a new programme that will give young creatives a platform to showcase short films about their London Music Scenes. The event discovery platform and the youth charity have partnered for the very first time to support…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LIVE Calls on Local Election Winners to Support Live Music Into 2023 and Beyond

Candidates in the upcoming local elections across the UK have been called upon by LIVE to support the live music sector, if elected this week. LIVE, the voice of the UK’s live music business, has written to all major political parties to ask their candidates to pledge support. The elections, which are due to take…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Music Europe Day Returns For 3rd Edition

Music Europe Day is back for its 3rd edition on 9th May 2022, featuring 15 up and coming artists from 15 European countries.  Powered by Europavox the unique event will include live performances in special cultural places all over Europe plus intimate interviews from the artists. The full lineup includes: Claire Laffut (BE) – Denise…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Vodafone Returns To Music As BST Connectivity Partner

Vodafone has today announced its return to live music with a multi-year partnership with the iconic British festival, BST Hyde Park, as Official Connectivity Partner. The deal, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, will see Vodafone use its extensive connectivity and technology capabilities to deliver an incredible AR experience for music fans to celebrate. Vodafone will…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Harness The Power of Music for Health, Wellbeing and Communities, Says Report.

Calls for support from the government, the public and music, health and social care sectors to turn its recommendations into action Music for Dementia and UK Music have joined forces to publish a new report which outlines a blueprint to use music to help improve the nation’s health and wellbeing. The report also spells out…
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READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL NEWS: Want to get all the latest #randl news, music releases, playlists and more? Che…

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Festival Insights NEWS: MOGA Festival & Pianity to Launch Live Music Performance as an NFT at Non Fungible Conference in Lisbon 

MOGA enters a new era as it combines real world musical experiences with the latest internet technology to offer an audio recording NFT that captures an exclusive live performance. It will be unveiled on the Pianity platform at the Non Fungible Conference (NFC) in Lisbon on April 4th and 5th 2022 and is a ground-breaking…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Otherlands Music & Arts Festival Announces New Acts For Inaugural Festival

Otherlands Music & Arts Festival have today announced over 40 new additions to their inaugural line-up. The debut edition of the unique camping festival will welcome fans to the home of Scotland’s Kings & Queens: the idyllic Scone Palace in Perth, for three days of cutting edge music and art, boutique glamping, sensory brunches and…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UK Music Chief Urges Chancellor to use Mini-Budget to Ditch “Hugely Damaging” VAT Hike on Concert Tickets

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is being urged to abandon a massive VAT hike on concert and live event tickets that is due to kick in on April 1. The warning comes ahead of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement on March 23 when he will outline a mini-Budget. UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has written to the…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Love Machine Manufactures Music & Wellness In California Desert 

Love Machine have just announced a bumper lineup for May’s Edition, as they return to the Californian Desert for their latest instalment May 6-9. The “restorative musical and wellness getaway” in the sun-bathed and boulder-strewn mountains of Jacumba, California returns with an all new third stage and tasteful line-up of international musical legends old and…
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Festival Insights NEWS: How The Music Industry Can Help Ukraine

As the world makes moves to isolate Russia financially, as sporting and cultural embargoes start to permeate, Music Export Ukraine has realeased a briefing on how the music industry can help. For more, CLICK HERE For the full article READ MORE .. Source link Straight from Festival Insights OTHER UPCOMING FESTIVALS [custom-facebook-feed id=53861459663 type=events num=5]

Festival Insights NEWS: Brighton Music Conference Announce First Wave of Speakers

The Venue, Brighton’s British Airways i360 venue. BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCE FIRST WAVE OF SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order): BUSHWACKA!, DUBFIRE, GREG WILSON, JFB (DMC WORLD CHAMPION), JUST HER, LEFTWING : KODY, MAX CHAPMAN, SECRETSUNDAZE, TREVOR FUNG  The Brighton Music Conference (BMC), will return to the iconic British Airways i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront from 25th…
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Festival Insights NEWS: In profile – JBM Music.

It’s 10am when Jorge Meehan pops into our Zoom chat and he’s still got his coat on; he’s been in the office for a while but there’s a heating issue and the plumber is on his way. After the past few years, this mild annoyance isn’t really going to faze him. We’re talking online to…
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Festival Insights NEWS: New World Music Festival Gives a Voice to Human Rights, Humanitarian and Climate Change NGOs

All Day Breakfast Cafe, part of a strong, eclectic line up for Rhythms Sans Frontières Rhythms Sans Frontières (RSF) is a brand new music and arts festival taking place from 1st-3rd July 2022 at Euston Park in Suffolk. The event brings together performers and workshops in genres including indie, Latin, R&B, Jazz Fusion, Reggae, Bluegrass…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Live music RFID pioneers Glownet and Horao Group sign multi-year partnership.

Horao Group have added to their suite of festival friendly services by announcing a partnership with Glownet, whose technology will power Venueserve Pay. Glownet is the market leading provider of RFID event payments, access control, staff accreditation, digital reporting, and fan engagement technology to power live entertainment & sports events across the globe.Venueserve Pay combats…
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READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL NEWS: Live music is back at Leeds Festival Use Charge Candy to keep your phone alive…

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Festival Insights NEWS: New Music Biennial Performances Announced

NYX electronic drone choir, Vessel and Rakhi Singh PRS Foundation and the Southbank Centre today announced pieces of new music to be performed at their critically acclaimed free festival, New Music Biennial 2022. Presented in partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture, BBC Radio 3 and NMC Recordings with support from Arts Council of England,…
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READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL NEWS: Live music is back at Leeds Festival Barclaycard is here to help you get more o…

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Festival Insights NEWS: Linecheck Music Meeting And Festival Announces Germany As Guest Country, Second Wave of Speakers

ANNOUNCES 2021 DATES, CONFIRMS MAIN THEME AND FIRST SPEAKERS LAUNCHES HYBRID EVENT FORMAT Linecheck, the global forward thinking annual music conference and festival announces 2021 dates and confirms the main theme of its 2021 edition, which will take place from 23 to 25 November 2021 at Milan’s hybrid center for culture and creativity BASE (Italy).…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LORD FROST CRITICISED ON MUSIC TOURING POST BREXIT

OK, no great surprise in the headline, but that criticism comes from the European Affairs Committee. Whether incoming artists and other workers essential to festivals, or a European festival circuit to make a summer tour viable for grassroots artists, the freedom of movement for people and goods taken away by the cultural no deal that…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UK Music Report Reveals Damage, Calls For Action

UK Music has unveiled its latest report This Is Music 2021.  This report has uncovered the devastation COVID inflicted on the music sector in 2020, and set out the urgent work needed to support the recovery. Key findings include:   Employment plunged by 35% from 197,000 in 2019 to 128,000 in 2020.  Music industry’s economic contribution fell…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Climate EQ Launches Carbon Literacy Course for Music Sector.

You’d obviously have to have had your head down an oil well to not get the message that we’re on the verge of climate catastrophe and urgent action is needed. Sure, there are deniers and some post-festival shots in the papers may leave you wondering if we’re trying to save the planet for our children…
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Festival Insights NEWS: This is not a rehearsal: Live music sector commits to reaching net zero by 2030

The UK’s live music sector has today launched a sweeping industry campaign to deliver climate action, as it sets out its commitment to reach net zero emissions by the year 2030. The campaign, fronted by LIVE Green – the sustainability arm of live music umbrella trade body LIVE, builds on significant efforts across the sector…
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