CD Baby’s HostBaby Teams up with Bandzoogle, for the Perfect Indie Artist Web Hosting Match

CD Baby’s HostBaby is partnering with leading music-oriented web hosting provider Bandzoogle.  It’s a perfect match: Two committed independent music companies, founded and run by musicians, whose mission is to better serve the DIY and self-managed artists in a shifting digital business. Bandzoogle will now host artist sites for HostBaby, as the storied web hosting […]

PledgeMusic update

PledgeMusic: The latest on the sorry saga

Music industry lobbyists have lambasted executives behind failed crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic for winding down the company on the quiet. The move to liquidate the company is the latest in a sorry saga of broken promises, unpaid debts and unanswered questions. Background to the PledgeMusic debacle The viability of PledgeMusic was called into question back in […]

UK music industry

How the new PM can boost the music industry

The leading industry body UK Music has wasted no time in issuing new PM Boris Johnson with a hefty to-do list. Just minutes after the result of the leadership battle was announced yesterday, UK Music CEO Michael Dugher called on Johnson to prioritise and protect Britain’s £4.5 billion music industry. Dugher called on the PM […]

Skin receives apology from Stormzy

Stormzy says sorry to trailblazer Skin

Stormzy has given credit where it’s due and apologised for a hasty tweet in which he claimed that he was “the first black British artist to headline Glastonbury”. Sent in a flurry of social media activity just prior to taking the Pyramid stage on Friday, the text (dutifully repeated by the media) overlooked the fact […]

Hadestown

Folk opera Hadestown triumphs at Tony Awards

Anaïs Mitchell’s Broadway hit Hadestown has won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Direction of a Musical. A musical that started life as a DIY community project back in 2006 has gone on to scoop eight gongs at this year’s Tony Awards. In a remarkable example of creative evolution, Hadestown, […]

busker

Petition opposes ‘busking ban’

A London council’s plan to fine street performers caught gigging in the wrong place has outraged the Musicians’ Union. Busking is seen by many as a great way for emerging artists to earn their performing chops while bringing music and vibrancy to the streets at the same time. But it seems not everyone views street […]

Judy Garland

First look at new Judy Garland biopic

First glimpse of Renée Zellweger in new Judy Garland film leaves fans in a spin – but not everyone’s happy. No sooner has the buzz around Bohemian Rhapsody subsided than a new biopic has music fans talking. This time it’s Judy, a film detailing the life of Hollywood icon Judy Garland, that is generating interest. […]

International Jazz Day founder Herbie Hancock

International Jazz Day: Herbie Hancock and Jacob Collier in the spotlight

Iconic jazz pianist Herbie Hancock is leading today’s International Jazz Day celebrations. From Albania and Australia to Vietnam and Venezuela, jazzers around the world will today mark International Jazz Day. #JAZZDAY celebrates the spirit of jazz and the genre’s emphasis on freedom of expression, collaboration and improvisation. The brainchild of the legendary pianist, composer and […]

Health clinics for singers

New health clinics for performing artists

Two new health clinics offering diagnosis and support for singers and other performing artists will start next month. Exciting news for singers, the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) has announced new clinics for Liverpool and Belfast. BAPAM is a charity dedicated to helping those who work in the performing arts. Its clinicians understand […]