‘I’m still on the front line’: London Night Czar Amy Lamé on fighting for London’s grassroots venues
The Night Czar tells PSNEurope about the challenges facing the capital’s live music scene and what she is doing to combat them
UK’s first live music census reveals growing pressure on grassroots venues
Rising business rates and noise restrictions named as problems facing small venues in UK’s first live music census
UK Music boss hails Scottish Government move to back Agent Of Change
The decision to protect live music venues in Scotland was described as a “landmark victory”
Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson: ‘Power must be given back to venues’
Watson was one of many politicians, artists and industry leaders to gather outside parliament to support the Agent Of Change Bill
Music biz leaders head to parliament today in fight to save venues
A raft of artists and industry figureheads will challenge Government to enshrine the Agent Of Change principle in law later this morning
CMA to take enforcement action on secondary ticketing sites
The Competition and Markets Authority will also engage with event organisers to help them to avoid being challenged for using unfair terms to restrict the resale of their tickets
Live Nation records best ever Q3 as revenue reaches £2.8bn
The promoter is on track to deliver another year of record results
‘We’ve gone all out’: Laid-back listening venue Spiritland is an ‘audio geek’s paradise’
Using a combination of pricey bespoke gear and Audio-Technica mics, cans and carts, Spiritland is creating a little corner of Japan in London with audiophile listening sessions. PSNE’s Jon Chapple went along to see what all the fuss was about…...
Zara Larsson tours with scalable dLive mixing system
Swedish pop star Zara Larsson is currently on tour with a dLive mixing system from Allen & Heath to manage FOH and monitor sound. PA company Parashoot provided an interchangeable dLive system with S and C Class units to...
DPA mics amplify ‘unconventional’ Chinese instruments at Singapore gig
Danish mic manufacturer DPA’s instrument microphones allowed musicians to ‘express their artistry’ during an outdoor gig in Singapore last month. DPA’s Dvote microphones were used to amplify a combination of Western and Chinese instruments including a cello, a sheng [reed-based...
Tascam captures audio for legendary Monterey Pop Festival’s 50th anniversary
A Tascam recorder captured the sound for the 50th anniversary film of the iconic 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. This year’s festival, which took place from June 16-18 in California, featured original line-up acts Eric Burdon and The Animals and...
93% of festival goers are ‘not put off’ attending live events after recent UK terror attacks
93% of festival-goers have not been put off by the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London and say they plan to attend festivals as normal this year. The survey by ticketing agent Skiddle shows that almost all people...