We are mass gatherings: how the music industry is surviving COVID-19

We are mass gatherings: how the music industry is surviving COVID-19

How does an industry propped up by live events survive, and even thrive, during coronavirus? Monika Hewavitarne explores the innovative ways labels, events and artists have been bringing people together digitally; keeping the unique feeling of live music in a mass gathering but without the dangers of the virus.

Hospitality Music
The Christmas Movies Rich List

The Christmas Movies Rich List

In the spirit of this year’s movie theme I’m back with a sequel. Which ‘Joe Pesci in Home Alone’-style crowbars a combo of Financial and Royalties information into some X-mas eve content. Ho Ho Ho.

Music
Music & Tech: AI vs A&R

Music & Tech: AI vs A&R

What do you imagine when you hear A&R: is it someone in a leather jacket hanging around the back of a darkened room 5 nights a week? Well, that’s what it has been for the last 40+ years, really. The cut of the jacket has changed but not much else. That's all set to change with the advent of AI for A&R...

Music Technology
Music & Mental Health

Music & Mental Health

The music industry is notoriously tough and can take its toll on the mental health of those working in the field. Ed Naish took the time to explore the various options available for those struggling in the industry, including charities and organisations we've had the pleasure of supporting in the past.

Music
Music and Blockchain – Is It Finally Time?

Music and Blockchain – Is It Finally Time?

Blockchain has been touted as the answer to business-ills for many years, but never really came of age. In this article, Monika examines the possible uses for blockchain within the music industry as we ask the question - music & blockchain, is it finally time?

Music Technology
The Netflix Effect: Streaming and Finance in TV & Film

The Netflix Effect: Streaming and Finance in TV & Film

Every so often a company comes along that defines their market. It’s the reason why we call vacuum cleaners ‘Hoovers’ and why stick-based adhesives are called Pritt-sticks (a slice of primary school nostalgia for you all there). Netflix are this generation’s industry defining company... Shianne explores their effect on film and TV.

Creative Agencies Music
They Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day- The Xmas Royalties Rich List

They Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day- The Xmas Royalties Rich List

Have you ever wondered how much Christmas crooners rake in from their annual return to the airwaves? Wonder no longer... We compiled the Xmas royalties rich-list, complete with UK boybands, American divas and some one-hit-wonders. Enjoy!

Music
Harmonic Music: Technology vs Touts

Harmonic Music: Technology vs Touts

Touts take money from the pockets of fans and artists, whilst often denying the true supporters their chance to catch their favourite artist live. Well, technology has said - no more! Here are some solutions to the tout problem along with Ed's thoughts on which will prevail...

Music Technology
Nova Batida Festival: The Review

Nova Batida Festival: The Review

We took a staff trip to Lisbon to enjoy the amazing Nova Batida festival. This write up brings you the sights, sounds and flavours of the festival as it happened.

Music
Operations Managers: The Unsung Heroes of Music

Operations Managers: The Unsung Heroes of Music

This article celebrates a group of unsung heroes. The people working hard behind the scenes to make things happen, keep things on track and generally just get stuff done: Operations Managers.

Music
Meet: Johnny Evans, CFO of AEI Group

Meet: Johnny Evans, CFO of AEI Group

Being a CFO is pretty cool anyway, but CFO of a group that encompasses record labels and music festivals? We had to find out more. Check out our interview with Johnny Evans - CFO of AEI group.

Music

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