Global adds Victorious and Hideout to portfolio

Major acquisitions in the UK festival marketplace are continuing apace. After last week’s announcement of Live Nation’s Isle of Wight Festival acquisition, Global has also expanded its festival portfolio, buying majority stakes in Victorious Festival and Hideout. Now the second-largest festival operator in the UK, Global’s portfolio includes Snowbombing, Festival No. 6, the Rewind Festivals,

No show from Viagogo at ticket abuse hearing

Secondary ticketing firm Viagogo were expected at a ticket abuse hearing this morning (21 March) in the House

Sound City+ announces conference talks

The international music industry conference Sound City+ has announced a string of high-profile guests, talks and panels to

NOEA launches Futures Forum white paper

The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) and GL events have released the industry’s first-ever white paper concerned with

UMG partners with MelodyVR

MelodyVR and Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced an agreement to co-produce and distribute virtual reality music experiences.

UK trade to boost British music in China

A UK music industry trade mission to China is set to take place 24 April–1 May, providing access

Britrow provides Chris Martin audio at BRITs

Britannia Row (Britrow) Productions provided the live audio infrastructure for Chris Martin during his George Michael tribute performance

O2 reveals VR England Rugby game

O2 has launched a series of new virtual reality experiences where customers and fans can go head-to-head against

Super Bowl special for Ayrton

Ayrton’s fixtures contributed to Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance in Houston that was viewed by millions worldwide. The

UK Music’s announces 2017 Measuring Music

UK Music has launched an industry-wide survey for in-depth information about the current state of the music sector.