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Performing Rights Society (PRS) instituted a new license fee for small-scale live-streamed performances. It met with lots of frustration from artists as it’s a huge burden for those who only get less than £500 from virtual events. It’s common for artists to go with paid-entry live-stream shows in this difficult time. The COVID-19 pandemic means they will not have a huge

Following a year blighted by a pandemic that threatened to destroy the very foundations of the dance music industry, there has been much debate around whether 2021 will see an improvement in the situation. Country to country, the atmosphere and level of optimism varies greatly. While some areas of the world begin vaccination, there are some who will withhold optimism

Many of the world's most iconic tracks have achieved tremendous success due to the complexity and addictive quality of their melodies. Within electronic music especially, the melody is the heartbeat of any track. It can make or break the popularity of any release, and it can prove addictive enough that listeners will recognise it for years to come. While the

The current pandemic situation caused by COVID-19 is affecting several sectors of the economy, mainly, events associated with the music industry. Unfortunately, festivals are being canceled or postponed increasing the risk of not happening the 2020 festival season. Also, some related companies have started to feel the impact of this situation too. This week Eventbrite a US-based event management and

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, economists all over the world are working hard to find new ways for the people to carry on with their jobs without risking their health. The two-week work from home policy has been globally accepted by many firms, including Sony Pictures Entertainment. Unsurprisingly, the international music streaming platform Spotify has also enforced this two-week

Remember those days when CD-ROM's and even .mp3s were the source to listeners favorite music. Well those days have rapidly changed as streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify are unsurprisingly dominating the U.S market. With the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) being fully transparent to their audience as they release statistics to end off 2019. They have

The electronic dance music business is a multi-billion dollar industry that remains a desirable network for many people to pursue a career in. While some dream of being the scenes next biggest music producer, others choose the direction of working in management, branding and production. Though it would seem routes into the business are vast and perhaps somewhat elusive, one music-minded genius is

Streaming music service giant SoundCloud is reportedly terminating nearly half of their workforce and closing their offices in two major markets. The company's CEO, Alexander Ljung, touted the move as a measure to increase profitability. This startling twist of fate for the company comes amidst rumors of its impending sale, although far below the previously reported $1 billion valuation. Ljung, however,

Electronic dance music artists, producers, and DJs, continue to dominate social media platforms and the EDM genre itself remains the most successful focus of festivals worldwide, data presented at the International Music Summit in Ibiza this week revealed. The world's most popular DJs gained followers on social media accounts at an impressive rate in the first quarter of 2017, with Instagram follower