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BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING HOSTS AMPLIFY

BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING HOSTS AMPLIFY

This October (6-8th), London Excel will stage a brand new, must-attend event, aimed at giving artists and musicians the knowledge, inspiration, equipment and services needed to make their mark.

Already confirmed to offer tips and tricks on getting that big break are Jo Whiley, Steve Lamacq, MistaJam, Annie Mac, Jamie Cullum and Phil Taggart, with hundreds more chart topping artists and DJ's to be announced next month, and join in the 10th year anniversary of BBC Music Introducing.

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Posted on: 29/06/2017Categories: Industry Event News

Backline Rental & Tour Support in Europe

Backline Rental & Tour Support in Europe

Amsterdam based company Artist on the Road has been catering for local and international clients since 1987.

Specialized in backline and touring services we supply: backline, instruments, tour vans and crew to venues, booking agencies and bands.

We can also offer a wide array of vintage gear.

Check out our website for our inventory and please contact us for special deals we offer touring musicians.

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Posted on: 29/06/2017Categories: Featured Client Profiles

Spain - Springsteen fans and promoters intensify fight against ticket touts

Spain - Springsteen fans and promoters intensify fight against ticket touts

A petition calling for Government legislation to "end the robbery of real fans" by secondary ticketing websites has been launched.
Using the #stopticketabuse, the petition names sites such as Viagogo, eBay-owned StubHub and Ticketmaster-owned Seatwave as websites where organisers claim fans are being held to ransom by touts, who as well as indulging in resale, list tickets that are banned from resale and sell fake tickets.

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Posted on: 29/06/2017Categories: News from Audience Magazine

Europe - AEG rolls out venue app

Europe - AEG rolls out venue app

Venue operator AEG Europe is working with white-label mobile platform LiveStyled to develop apps for a selection of its arenas.
The first venue-branded app will be launched in the UK at The O2 (cap. 20,000) in London, followed by The SSE Arena, Wembley (cap. 12,750), also in the capital, and then at Germany's Barclaycard Arena (16,000) in Hamburg and Mercedes-Benz Arena (17,000) in Berlin.

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Posted on: 29/06/2017Categories: News from Audience Magazine

Germany - Headliners Lieberberg and Benn set for Reeperbahn

Germany - Headliners Lieberberg and Benn set for Reeperbahn

Andre Lieberberg, president of Live Nation Germany (LNG) and Melvin Benn, MD of UK multi-event promoter Festival Republic, will be sharing their industry expertise with delegates at Hamburg's Reeperbahn conference and music festival.

Lieberberg, who moved to LNG with his father Marek after leaving promoter MLK a year ago, will be joined with LNG MD and chief operating officer Matt Schwarz during the conference section.

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Posted on: 29/06/2017Categories: News from Audience Magazine

Finland - Fullsteam strengthens domestic market stake

Finland - Fullsteam strengthens domestic market stake

Promoter and agency Fullsteam has acquired domestic hip hop and pop act promoter Rähinä Live.
As part of the deal, Rähinä's CEO Mika Sorola and agent Sami Siilin join Helsinki-based Fullsteam, which is majority owned by German pan-Europe festival promoter FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen.

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Posted on: 29/06/2017Categories: News from Audience Magazine

Switzerland - Watchdog blocks ticketing merger

Switzerland - Watchdog blocks ticketing merger

The merger of two of the country's biggest ticketing companies Ticketcorner and Starticket has been vetoed by its Federal Competition Commission.

Wetthewerbskommission (Weko) ruled the creation of a joint company would give the operation a monopoly on ticket sales.

The merger, announced in November, would have involved 75 per cent of the firm being owned by Ticketcorner's parent companies, Germany-based ticketing giant CTS Eventim and Swiss media group Ringier, with Starticket...

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Posted on: 29/06/2017Categories: News from Audience Magazine

Belgium - Promoters sue over 'greedy' rate rise

Belgium - Promoters sue over 'greedy' rate rise

Promoters behind some of the country's biggest music events are taking legal action against performance rights organisation Societe d'Auteurs Belge Auteurs Maatschappij (SABAM) over its tariff rise for festivals and concerts.

Introduced on 1 January, the new rate sees festivals generating over €3.2 million ($3.6m) paying 3.5 per cent, up from 2.5 per cent, while shows generating more than €400,000 ($448,971) have seen an increase from 4.5 per cent to 5.75 per cent.

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Posted on: 29/06/2017Categories: News from Audience Magazine

100,000+ for first Download Madrid

100,000+ for first Download Madrid

The inaugural Spanish edition of the famed rock/metal festival was welcomed by a community 'crying out for an event of this magnitude in the capital', says LN Spain.

More than 100,000 people attended last weekend's inaugural Download Madrid, exceeding the expectations of Live Nation Spain and cementing the event as one of Spain's "rock and metal festivals of reference", says the promoter.

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Posted on: 28/06/2017Categories: News from IQ Magazine

Record audience for BBC Glastonbury coverage

Record audience for BBC Glastonbury coverage

A record-high 21m people tuned into BBC Music's coverage of Glastonbury 2017, with Ed Sheeran's set also achieving record viewership for a BBC Glasto programme.

The BBC's 21st year covering Glastonbury Festival was also most successful, the corporation announced today, with BBC Music's television and online coverage of the event reaching a record audience of almost 21 million.

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Posted on: 28/06/2017Categories: News from IQ Magazine

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