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New opportunities, new challenges

MMF CEO Annabella Coldrick examines the complexities around paid live-streams, urging the industry to learn from the early days and put creators first

13 Oct 2020


Please don’t let us down, Prime Minister

Britannia Row Productions' Bryan Grant writes an open letter to the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, as the live events industry gears up for a global day of action

30 Sep 2020


The distance between us

Having experienced a more than half-empty theatre first hand, artist Beverley Knight gives a performer's perspective on why 'normal' socially distanced shows don't work

17 Sep 2020


Festivals can still make a difference

Dušan Kovačević, founder and CEO of Exit Festival in Serbia, urges other events to embark on social activism campaigns, even in the festival sector’s darkest hour

14 Sep 2020


Going local to meet demand

Judith Clumpas, design strategist and special projects consultant at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, details the country’s return to live events

20 Aug 2020


Dance music is art

Michael Kill, CEO of the UK’s Night Time Industries Association, says the dance music sector should be getting more governmental assistance to help survive the pandemic

06 Aug 2020


Going live: The legalities of paid live streams

As livestreaming becomes the new normal, Gregor Pryor of law firm Reed Smith discusses how artists can effectively – and legally – engage and monetise this online format

29 Jul 2020


How we kept our distance at BSH Island

Drago Vukelic, founder of BSH Island, describes how the Croatian festival adapted when it was cancelled by authorities with just a week to go

27 Jul 2020


Time to consider TikTok

Kendall Ostrow, head of IQ client strategy at United Talent Agency, lauds TikTok for providing a platform to those ignored by traditional gatekeepers

20 Jul 2020


Celebrating a lust for life in Krakow

Universal Music Live’s Michael Ginzburg celebrates Poland’s inspirational Jewish Culture Festival and describes how the festival is dealing with Covid-19

09 Jul 2020