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Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect
Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect

Live events are set to make a welcome return as the UK moves out of lockdown in the coming months. Parklife and Wireless are the latest events to confirm that they will go ahead this year, both for September, in Manchester and London respectively. Wireless has yet to announce artists, but Parklife's bill includes rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Dave, and electronic stars Disclosure.

By Nick Davies & Daniel Baxter 7 Apr 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

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#DesignIndaba2018: Es Devlin on moving from thoughts to words to actions, fast

You know you're in for a treat when the final speaker reaches the Design Indaba conference stage, they tend to save the best for last. Here's how 'kinetic stage sculptor' Es Devlin wowed us in sharing how she makes global musical performances more visually appealing...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

YouTube resists WIN's music streaming ultimatum
YouTube resists WIN's music streaming ultimatum

LONDON, UK: The independent music trade organisation said YouTube had refused to withdraw threats over the company's plans to launch a music streaming service, despite 24 hours of negotiations.

26 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

WIN gives YouTube streaming ultimatum
WIN gives YouTube streaming ultimatum

LONDON, UK: The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the body that represents the global independent music community gave YouTube 24 hours to withdraw threats over plans to launch a music streaming service.

23 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Phones detract from live concert experiences
Phones detract from live concert experiences

LONDON, UK - There are few experiences which compare to the life-affirming thrill of a live music event, knowing that you are one of a privileged few being treated to a display of raw artistic skill and power.

27 Jun 2013

PAKISTAN

One Pound Fish singing sensation

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: The Internet singing sensation One Pound Fish Man returned to a hero's welcome in Pakistan on Thursday (27 December), vowing to take the signature tune he composed in honour of cut-price fish to France and the United States.

28 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Neville Brody creates /50 identity for D&AD's 50th
Neville Brody creates /50 identity for D&AD's 50th

LONDON, UK: Neville Brody has created a new /50 logo for D&AD as the organisation celebrates five decades of recognising and supporting UK and international creative talent.

11 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Piracy continues to scupper sales in home entertainment
Piracy continues to scupper sales in home entertainment

LONDON, US: Woes in the home entertainment market continue, largely as a result of consumer reluctance to spend with entertainment retailers, say analysts at Verdict Research (one of the Datamonitor group of companies) in a new report on the global home entertainment market.

9 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Rihanna overtakes Gaga to become new Queen of Facebook
Rihanna overtakes Gaga to become new Queen of Facebook

LONDON, UK: Rihanna within the next few hours is expected to topple Lady Gaga to become the most popular female star on Facebook, according to Famecount.com.

15 Jul 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Google music launch: the implications
Google music launch: the implications

LONDON, UK: The immediate impact of the launch this week of Google's music beta service will most likely put an end to licensing negotiations between Google and the major record companies as well as most other companies looking to get into the locker space.

By Simon Dyson 12 May 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

New social network music chart reveals Gaga dominates
New social network music chart reveals Gaga dominates

LONDON, UK: A new free-to-air social media music chart, just launched, is designed to provide a unique aggregated measure of popularity across multiple social networks and music services.

24 Jan 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

The time consumers spend using media and communications
The time consumers spend using media and communications

LONDON, UK: Consumers are spending almost half (45%) of their waking hours watching TV, using their mobiles and other communications devices, new Ofcom research revealed yesterday, 23 August 2010.

24 Aug 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

Twitter: "Oscar Wilde would have loved it"

LONDON, UK: Hamish Thompson talks to DJ and musician Ben Watt, of Everything About the Girl about the role of Twitter in the music industry.

By Hamish Thompson 23 Aug 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

Lady Gaga becomes world's top twitterer
Lady Gaga becomes world's top twitterer

LONDON, UK: Twitterworld is agog and has gone gaga for Lady Gaga... yesterday, 19 August 2010, she was expected to confirm her status as the hottest star on the planet, when she became the world's most popular Twitter user, according to www.famecount.com/, the social media statistics service.

20 Aug 2010

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