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A business interruption fund is needed to boost confidence

Following the last-minute cancellation of Bluesfest, the AFA’s Julia Robinson warns that a lack of government-backed insurance could impact business confidence

03 May 2021


New-found wealth in a time without touring

In the first of a series of columns by leading production managers, Chris Kansy reflects on life in lockdown and learning to live without shows

16 Apr 2021


Our industry should be a global example of sustainability

Paradigm director and agent Tom Schroeder outlines why the live music business must buy into the sustainability agenda

14 Apr 2021


How the pandemic revolutionised Therapy on Tour

Tiffany Hudson, a BAPAM-affiliated psychotherapist, discusses how online mental health support evolved throughout lockdown

12 Apr 2021


We can’t afford to go back to pale, male and stale

Primavera Sound's Marta Pallarès outlines the unprecedented opportunity we have to build a better, more diverse post-pandemic industry

07 Apr 2021


The likes of Viagogo are actually weak and damaged

Now could be the opportunity to step up and standardise anti-ticket-touting practices, says FanFair Alliance's campaign manager Adam Webb

25 Mar 2021


Norway’s live sector is stuck playing a waiting game

Norway has set aside piles of Covid relief cash for the live sector but the Norwegian Live Music Association head says the gov is yet to convert

18 Mar 2021


Finding gold in the glitter – how NFTs are going to impact ticketing

GET Protocol's Olivier Biggs cuts through the NFT hype to outline how the live business can harness non-fungible tokens

17 Mar 2021


State of independents

Independent Venue Week founder Sybil Bell details this year’s rollercoaster event, as ill-timed tariff demands pulled the plug on shows and cancelled paid work

08 Mar 2021


Turning adversity into opportunity

Mark Bennett, founder of agency MBA Live, describes his career trajectory in the wake of tragedy and privation, and how he fought back using self-care and positivity

01 Mar 2021