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Live UK SUMMIT

Live UK SUMMIT

THE FIRST panellists have been announced for the 12TH annual LIVE UK Summit, to be held on Thursday 11 October in London's West End.

Focussing on the venues sector, the Supply & Demand panel will feature NEC Group MD of Arenas Phil Mead and VMS Live founder Steve Forster, while Fields of Change include the Association of Independent Festivals' Membership & Project's Coordinator
Phoebe Rodwell.

Speakers on The Big Ticket will include Ticketmaster vice-president (VP)...

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Posted on: 27/09/2018Categories: Industry Event News

THE GATEWAY TO THE FRENCH MUSIC MARKET

THE GATEWAY TO THE FRENCH MUSIC MARKET

With more than 5,600 attending professionals, MaMA is the greatest French gathering of the music industry. By day, MaMA suggests a conference program featuring over 150 panels, keynotes, workshops, match-making sessions, cocktails for music industry actors.

There's also MaMA Invent, the dedicated space to the integration of innovation in and for the music industry. This operation offers solutions for: Artist Factory, Live Music Factory and Label Factory.

By night, MaMA transforms...

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Posted on: 27/09/2018Categories: Industry Event News

WOMEX – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 24–28 October 2018

The biggest World Music Expo and conference of the global music scene, features a trade fair, curated programs, talks, films, and a showcase festival.

WOMEX is one of its kind places to meet and network with the key players of the global music community. Forge new business partnerships with who's who of the music business while keeping you up to date with industry issues and trends at the conference. Discover music from all over the world, showcased on multiple stages, customized club...

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Posted on: 27/09/2018Categories: Industry Event News

End of the great ticket scandal?

End of the great ticket scandal?

Well, not quite yet. But the shockwaves from Channel 4's Dispatches: The Great Ticket Scandal in 2012 were the catalyst for industry figures to join campaigning Labour MP Sharon Hodgson, featured in the programme, to oppose industrial-scale and insider secondary ticketing, with the past few weeks and months witnessing a remarkable string of events.

It has been a eventful few months in the fight against industrial-scale secondary ticketing, with events that will change the shape of the...

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Posted on: 27/09/2018Categories: News from Live UK

Grand Central shows boost for promoter Glasswerk

Grand Central shows boost for promoter Glasswerk

Promoter Glasswerk has added the 1,150-capacity Grand Central Hall in Liverpool to the portfolio of venues it programmes.
The Art Deco-style hall reopened in May following a major renovation, which now sees it include a food bazaar, two bars, and a hotel.
"I went to look at the refurb and was inspired," says Glasswerk head promoter Mat Ong. "I think acoustic vibed shows will look spectacular there but general indie and rock will work too."

Among shows Ong has booked for the venue...

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Posted on: 27/09/2018Categories: News from Live UK

Viagogo snubs Committee and sues Kilimanjaro Live

Viagogo snubs Committee and sues Kilimanjaro Live

Controversial resale website Viagogo has snubbed MPs for a second time, after failing to attend a Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee hearing into ticketing on 5 September.

In a letter to committee chair Damian Collins late the night before, Viagogo cited a potential conflict between Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) court action against the company, and its intention to sue promoter Stuart Galbraith and his company Kilimanjaro Live.

The CMA has issued...

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Posted on: 27/09/2018Categories: News from Live UK

Bestival's money-lender is trying to buy the company

Bestival's money-lender is trying to buy the company

The loan company that recently filed legal papers confirming its intent to force the Bestival Group into administration yesterday said that it had now made an offer to buy the festival firm, a move that it says will assure Camp Bestival 2019 can go ahead.

The Bestival company itself confirmed last weekend that it had had "some financial challenges" of late. This followed media reports that money lender the Richmond Group – which seemingly loaned the festival £1.6 million early...

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Posted on: 27/09/2018Categories: News from CMU Online

Ricky Nelson estate sues Sony over international deductions on streaming money

Ricky Nelson estate sues Sony over international deductions on streaming money

The estate of 1950s pop star Ricky Nelson has sued Sony Music over a common royalties gripe. Namely, the way global music companies often make deductions to income as it moves its way around their various regional subsidiaries, before calculating what the artist is due under the terms of their record contract in their home country.

Such deductions have traditionally been common in the record industry. Partly because, when it comes to physical product, releasing a record in each new territory...

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Posted on: 27/09/2018Categories: News from CMU Online

Koko temporarily closed due to "structural issue"

Koko temporarily closed due to

Camden's Koko venue will be closed until next month, it has been announced, so that "a structural issue" can be dealt with. Several shows affected by the closure have been moved to other venues, while others have been cancelled.

Operations Director of the venue's owner Mint Group, Larry Seymour, says in a statement: "Our consultant surveyors recently made us aware of a structural issue with this 117 year old building. The protection and well-being of our customers and staff is of paramount...

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Posted on: 27/09/2018Categories: News from CMU Online

Label that dropped Zex over sexual assault claims retracts allegations

Label that dropped Zex over sexual assault claims retracts allegations

The owner of a record label that dropped Canadian punk band Zex over sexual assault claims against guitarist Jo Capitalcide has withdrawn his allegations. In return the musician has dropped a defamation lawsuit against the label boss.

In a new statement on the record company's Facebook page, Magic Bullet founder Brent Eyestone says: "In September 2017, I published a statement on the website of Magic Bullet Records, and on Facebook, in which I made certain allegations about Jo Capitalcide,...

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Posted on: 27/09/2018Categories: News from CMU Online

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