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NME Festival blog: UK music streaming sales cross £1 billion mark for first time ever

Music streaming sales in the UK have crossed the £1 billion mark for first time ever. According to year-end figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association, the UK saw a 7.1% rise in overall music spending in 2019. Using Official Charts Company data as the basis for their reporting, ERA’s streaming numbers are estimates based on […]

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NME Festival blog: Rami Malek on how Freddie Mercury influenced ‘No Time To Die’ role

Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek has revealed how the experience of playing Freddie Mercury influenced his upcoming turn in No Time To Die.  The Oscar-winning star will portray the villainous Safin in the upcoming Bond movie, which marks Daniel Craig’s final turn as the iconic spy. When asked about the challenges of the role, Malek […]

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NME Festival blog: Greta Thunberg is TIME magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019

Greta Thunberg has been named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019. Previous recipients of the annual honour have included former and current US Presidents — such as Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump — and such significant collectives as ‘The Silence Breaker’ leaders of the #MeToo movement. 16-year-old environmental activist Thunberg has […]

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NME Festival blog: Mabel shuns Christmas on new song ‘Loneliest Time Of Year’

“sorry I’m not so merry / but I feel like this yearly” Mabel has shared a new Christmas(ish) song, ‘Loneliest Time Of Year’. The new song, shared ahead of a 2020 UK headline tour, doesn’t particularly see her getting into the festive spirit. “sorry I’m not so merry / but I feel like this yearly,” […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Deftones perform rare ‘Eros’ track ‘Smile’ live for the first time

“This one’s for my man, Cheng” The second annual Dia De Los Deftones festival took place last night (November 2) and Chino Moreno and the gang gave fans something special to remember. Taking to the stage at San Diego’s Petco Park, the band added the rare ‘Eros’ track ‘Smile’ to their set list, giving the song its […]

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NME Festival blog: Lorde tells fans her album is “going to take some time” after death of her dog Pearl

“He was instrumental to the discovery that was taking place” Lorde has penned an emotional letter to fans explaining that the timetable for her next album has shifted following the death of her dog Pearl. The singer-songwriter, who has been busy working on the follow-up to her 2017 album ‘Melodrama’, sent the lengthy note to subscribers of […]

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READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL NEWS: It’s time to get spooky!! 👻

Latest Festival Flyer update from Reading and Leeds Festivals Leeds Festival Source It’s time to get spooky!! 👻 Guess the #RandL19 artists behind the pumpkins for a chance to win 2 x VIP Upgrades to Leeds 2020 🎃 Find out more 👉 www.leedsfestival.com/news/guess-the-artist-pumpkin/ MORE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS MORE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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NME Festival blog: ‘Adventure Time’ to return for four episodes next year

The further adventures of Jake and Finn… Adventure Time is to return for four hour long episodes in 2020, it’s been confirmed. Four new hour-long specials of the cult Cartoon Network series will arrive on HBO Max – the new streaming service from the US TV network. The specials, which are collectively known as Adventure […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Why It’s Time to Invest in the Wellbeing of Your Events Team

Tom Critchley is the Managing Director of Caboose & Co, a provider of luxury sleeping accommodation and glamping pods to the event and accommodation industries. Staff welfare in the events industry needs some attention. A career as an event co-ordinator was cited as the fifth most stressful role, so why is it that event professionals […]

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NME Festival blog: Vinyl set to outsell CDs for first time since 1986

It comes from a new report by the Recording Industry Association of America Vinyl is set to outsell CDs for the first time since 1986, a new report reveals. The revelation comes in a mid-year report from the Recording Industry Association of America. Last year’s RIAA report revealed that CD sales are dying three times as […]

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