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Law firm plans data breach action against Ticketmaster

14 March 2019
A LAW firm that specialises in cyber crime is to take High Court action against Ticketmaster (TM), following the data breach at the company last June (see LIVE UK 222). Hayes Connor Solicitors says it…
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Watchdog finally makes move against Viagogo

18 March 2019
REGULATOR THE Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) announced on 5 March that it is to take legal action against Viagogo and has already asked a court to find the secondary…
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Brits break digital records

18 March 2019
ORGANISERS OF the BRIT Awards say the 20 February event, held at London’s The O2, broke several records across terrestrial and digital media. Overall, the event saw growth of 12…
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New trustees for Colston Hall future

18 March 2019
AS A £48.8 million renovation programme starts at Bristol’s 1,932-capacity Colston Hall (see LIVE UK 229), operator Bristol Music Trust (BMT) has announced the appointment of five new members to…
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An enhanced future planned for Dingwalls

18 March 2019
ENHANCED HOSPITALITY, the new management company of legendary north London venue Dingwalls in Camden, says it will renovate the 500-capacity venue and has engaged new music programmers. Opened in 1973,…
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Features

Southampton

18 March 2019
While the city has taken a knock with the collapse of Common People festival, the optimism among local promoters remains high, with new events planned and some venues reporting a record year. Some see the city as potentially rivalling Brighton for music content. Allan Glen reports While it never does…
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Show me the accounts

18 March 2019
As touring becomes an ever-more important part of a successful artiste’s career, having an expert accountant on board is absolutely essential. It’s not just the varying rates of local income tax, even across the European Union, there are sales tax issues, performance royalty calculations to watch and currency fluctuations to…
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NXT News and Features

Managers reap the rewards

23 January 2019
THE MUSIC Managers Forum (MMF) has announced the winners of its Accelerator programme, run in partnership with YouTube Music. Twelve-month grants of up to £15,000 were made available (see LIVE…
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Cardiff’s Buffalo Bar closes

23 January 2019
THE CARDIFF venue that hosted early performances by artistes such as Adele, Stormzy and James Bake has closed after 14 years. The 150-capacity Buffalo Bar in the city’s central Windsor…
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Hysterical production for Leppard tour

23 January 2019
THE ANNIVERSARY tour of Def Leppard’s 1977 Hysterical LP required a “steelyard” of overhead truss to support lighting and screens, and create architectural features to fit lighting designer Kenji Ohashi’s…
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Festival News

Council considers options after £460,000 Godiva overspend

12 March 2019
FREE COUNCIL-run Godiva Festival overspent its budget by £460,000 last year, according to a financial report by Coventry City Council (CCC). The festival had a budget of £150,000 for its 20th anniversary year, but costs reached £610,000, an overspend of more than 300 per cent. An estimated crowd of 88,000…
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Back to the future with four new fests

12 March 2019
THE TEAM behind 80s festival brand Let’s Rock is launching four new events this summer, in Liverpool, Belfast, Wales and Essex, bringing the total number of locations to 12. They join UK Live-promoted Let’s Rock festivals  in Norwich, Sunderland, Leeds, Exeter, Southampton, Shrewsbury, Scotland and Cookham in Berkshire. All site…
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Blade running for The 1975

18 March 2019
SEEKING A daring and innovative set for their tour in support of third LP, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, The 1975 opted for several moving elements in their show. Three video cubes were suspended above the band, alongside the their “blade” trademark, at shows in venues including Manchester Arena…
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Taking Vaccines to Vegas

18 March 2019
A TOUCH of Las Vegas was among the creative ideas served up by The Vaccines to designer Dan Williams, as they prepared for their Combat Sports tour. Singer/guitarist Justin Hayward-Young proposed a neon-style light lining the edge of the risers, complemented by a pair of scenic palm trees. Williams worked…
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