Industry

Independent music venues get COVID-19 relief

Live Music

Venues will receive funding as part of a new multi-billion dollar stimulus package Independent music venues will get much needed assistance with the $15 billion Coronavirus Relief & Omnibus Agreement Congress passed on Sunday (Dec 20th). Democrats secured critical funding…

Country Music Association expands COVID support

Country Music Association

Nashville-based trade organization expands services for affected music industry professionals The Country Music Association has further committed its support to music business professionals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Music Industry COVID Support (MICS) initiative. Since March, the Nashville-based…

Record Store Day announces 2021 date

Record Store Day

New date is set for summer 2021 Organizers of Record Store Day (RSD) have set Saturday, June 12, 2021 as the date to celebrate buying physical media — vinyl to be exact — from independent record stores around the world.…

Tower Records relaunches as online store

Tower Records

Physical media store available online Tower Records — the legendary independent music store that attracted the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Dave Grohl as frequent visitors — has relaunched as an online shop 14 years after filing for…

This is Our Crisis benefit festival announced

Levl Up Fest

Event honors 12 million people behind the scenes of the devastated live events industry Live Events Lift Up Festival, also known as LEVL UP Fest, will stream live from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Wednesday, December 16th at…

Discogs celebrates 20th anniversary

Discogs

Online database is all encompassing of physical media November 1, 2000, a site called Discogs launched to 37 users, cataloging techno and drum ’n’ bass vinyl. With the resurgence of vinyl, Discogs has steadily ballooned to over seven million users…