U.K. Music Business Is Hot – Thanks to Streaming, Harry Styles

The business of music —  particularly, streaming music — is booming in the U.K., where freshly-published data reveals an eighth consecutive year of growth. Recorded music revenue for 2022 grew by 4.7% against the previous year, to £1.32 billion ($2.38 billion), according to labels body BPI. Streaming is now a billion-dollar business in the U.K. […]

Dame Dash Reads Children’s Book At Virginia School

Dame Dash has gotten the stamp of approval from a group of early elementary school students after introducing them to a children’s book inspired by his son. On Friday (February 24), Dash and fiancée Raquel M. Horn made an appearance at Carver Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia. While there, the couple read Horn’s Dusko Goes […]

RVG Signs With Ivy League

Ivy League welcomes RVG to its roster, which sees the Melbourne four-piece join the likes of Rolling Blackouts C.F., Hatchie and The Teskey Brothers. To celebrate the new deal, RVG releases “Nothing Really Changes,” lifted from their forthcoming third studio album, Brain Worms, due out June 2. “It’s an honour to be working with RVG, […]

Preoccupations: Pink Room, Manchester

Preoccupations Pink Room, ManchesterMonday 13th February Post-punk pioneers Preoccupations played to a busy Pink Room at YES in Manchester on Monday. Louder Than War were on hand to cover. A shot of adrenaline kicks off proceedings in The Pink Room on Monday. Melbourne punks CLAMM waste no time in making themselves heard, shaking the four floors of […]

Virgin Music Australia Expands Team Following ‘Significant Growth’

Following a period of “significant growth,” and with more forecast in the years ahead, Virgin Music Australia reshapes its team with several key promotions and hires. Announced today (Feb. 7), Jodie Grinsted is promoted to senior manager – media and promotions, while Sam Cross rises to senior manager – artists and labels. The changes continue […]

Academy 2, Manchester – live review

MetricAcademy 2, ManchesterJanuary 31st 2023 There is something different about Metric tonight. Perhaps it’s the venue, which at a capacity of 900 is the smallest they’ve played in Manchester in over a decade; perhaps it’s the long layoff from touring that the pandemic imposed, something singer Emily Haines makes repeated reference to between songs. “It’s […]