Ministry Of Sound To Focus On Homegrown Talent

Ministry of Sound has announced six weeks of reopening parties.The series will kick off on June 25, running from 10pm to 6am every Friday and Saturday through to July 31.

On Instagram, Ministry of Sound wrote: “our opening six weeks of parties will celebrate the sounds of the UK with an extra emphasis on homegrown superstars.”

Its website adds: “We’ve come a long, long way together, and we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Dust off your raving shoes, call your friends, cancel your Zoom subscription and let’s never speak of quizzes, banana bread or Joe Wicks ever again. It’s Summer 2021 and it’s time for a FUCKING PARTY.

“Line ups are being finalised as we speak and we’ll update you as soon as we can. For the moment all you need to know is: Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June, 10PM – 6AM, bring your crew, we’ll do the rest. Let’s have it!”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from Ministry of Sound’s website. Early bird tickets are priced at £14.

Any ticket purchases will be eligible for a full refund or transferable to a later date if there is any delay on the government’s roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions which means the event cannot go ahead as unplanned.

Earlier this month Printworks announced plans to go “back to basics” for three reopening parties on September 17, 18 and 19, which will be “a pure celebration of club culture” with no line-ups announced in advance and a rule of no social media, no cameras and no distractions.

Read our guide to what nightclubs are opening here.

News: Large Scale Airplay Monitor, WARM Host Webinar With German and French Radio Industry Experts

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WARM is the first large-scale airplay monitor, built solely for the purpose of giving transparency to music entrepreneurs. By using the WARM platform and app, independent musicians, songwriters and producers can monitor in real-time any song that is played on radio stations worldwide. They are currently monitoring more than 30,000 radio stations in more than 130 countries. This is by far the biggest and widest radio monitoring service on the market.

Over the next week, WARM will be hosting two virtual conversations on the 7th of May this Thursday, and the 14th of May next Thursday at 5pm CET.  The next webinar this Thursday will feature Oliver Fennel and Andreas Zimmer with the focus on how to get airplay in the German radio industry. They are two professionals that have worked in the German radio industry for more than 20 years. This Thursday they will discuss how to break into this market with Jesper Skibsby, WARM’s CEO.

Register for FREE ‘WARM Talks: How to get airplay in Germany’ , 5pm Thursday 7th of May

Register for FREE ‘WARM Talks: How to get airplay in France‘, 5pm Thursday 14th of May

 

News: The UK’s Live Music Scene Sales Reach New Heights

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New annual reports which reveal sales figures for some of UK’s biggest stars, from Sam Smith, to the Rolling Stones show a record £1.1Bn in sales from last year. This in turn, help drive the UK’s economy, with the addition of British music sales overseas, as well as money spent of food and accommodation overseas by music tourist – to £5.3Bn in 2018

Baring these figures in mind and the positive contribution the music industry has been having to the UK economy. It’s important that more is done to keep live music spaces open for growing musicians to help nurture the music scene, and keep live shows happening.

The financial sales don’t reflect the financial instabilities of most musicians, and it would be in the government best interests during this process of brexit to help maintain live music spaces for musicians, in regards to travelling musicians gaining visas and work permit