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US visa fee increase for touring artists delayed after pushback

The US is facing growing pressure from professionals in the music industry to reconsider a proposed hike in visa fees for touring artists. The planned 250% increase in costs, which was initially announced by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in January, has been postponed and is now scheduled

Apple has introduced a new feature in its Apple Maps and Apple Music apps that enables users to discover concerts in select locations worldwide. Called Apple Music Guides, this concert discovery feature utilises information from Bandsintown and currently includes 10 cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Paris. The feature

Ticketmaster is facing a class action lawsuit over allegedly overcharging customers for Drake tickets, Pitchfork reports. According to the Toronto Star, the legal action was filed by Canadian law firm LPC Avocat, which claims the ticketing giant “intentionally misleads consumers for [its] own financial gain”. It alleges Ticketmaster knew about

After their previously announced headlining show at Madison Square Garden sold out in minutes, Skrillex, Four Tet, and Fred Again.. surprised fans with a b2b2b set played from a converted school bus in the centre of Times Square. The pop-up set drew hundreds of onlookers in Times Square, while the

Charli XCX performed a live stream concert for video communication platform, Discord. The surprise concert was a part of Discord’s Snowsgiving charity event, which looked to raise funds for the SMS based mental health service, Crisis Text Line. The concert, released on Tuesday, followed a week of giveaways from Discord

The US Department of Justice is opening an investigation into Live Nation and Ticketmaster. According to The New York Times, the antitrust investigation “is focused on whether Live Nation Entertainment has abused its power over the multibillion-dollar live music industry.”  Live Nation and Ticketmaster have come under scrutiny for monopolising

Spotify has launched a new site that sells concert tickets directly to fans. The site went live on August 10th, with several artists “ticketed by Spotify,” including Tokimonsta and Four Years Strong. Users can buy tickets for events from these artists scheduled for later in the year, as well as

Image by Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Massive Attack are calling on the government to initiate plans to reduce carbon emissions produced by concerts and live music events. The iconic band commissioned a report called the Roadmap To Super Low Carbon Live Music in association with the Tyndall Centre

Image by Dan Barker Live Nation has announced that going forward, entry to shows produced by the concert and live event company will require all audience members, artists and crew to be fully vaccinated. The company updated their policy regarding attendance to concerts and festivals, now requiring proof of vaccination

The US visa system is already prohibitive for UK artists and this change will see even more of our globally renowned talent shut out. Not only will the US live circuit suffer with millions of American fans missing the chance to see their favourite British artists, artists will lose the

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