Courtesy of the artist hide caption. In April and May, a combined 49 million people tuned into David Guetta's United At Home concerts that were livestreamed in Miami and New York without a physical audience. November 22, 2020 The Last Shall Be First: The JCR Records Story, Vol. News December 2, 2020 8:22 PM By Peter Helman. But since the pandemic has canceled or postponed in-person concerts around the world, Redpill told Business Insider Today its virtual experiences could become more popular. Music Industry News Bob has some great things to say about the current state of the music industry. December 3, 2020 Hip-hop loves a hero's come-up, but the culture often has a hard time seeing women as heroes. Dale Edwin Murray for NPR November 18, 2020 Audio engineer Bruce Swedien, who shaped the sound of several albums with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, died Monday at age 86. They've even been featured in games themselves, like Steve Aoki in the games Star Trek Fleet Command and Speedy Ninja. The members of New York-based brass quartet The Westerlies are rehearsing together thousands of miles apart, thanks to Audio Movers. Two years ago, when Louder Than A Riot editor Chiquita Paschal discovered she had a sister — who rapped — she quickly saw how that double standard can take shape. This is the story that lingers between the lyrics of Bobby's viral hit, "Hot N****." One of the many stages at Rave Family Block Fest. Bill Wagg/Redferns Redpill VR's forest dance floor. Chairman and CEO Bang Si-hyuk, center, photographed Oct. 15, 2020, the day his company, Big Hit Entertainment, debuted on the Korea Exchange in Seoul. Wish Book 2020 Breaking News ... Herstand hopes to see the music industry begin to rebound in late summer or early fall, depending on how quickly the COVID-19 pandemic is reined in. "There's a lot of people who didn't have the recognition that they could get from just doing regular shows, mainly just because they didn't have a name or following big enough to get a booking agent and go do these crazy things. His attorney calls the weapon in question a gold-plated handgun that was packed in luggage and never brandished. Tomorrowland Around the World dipped its toes into a game-like world with an online island full of activities and games for festivalgoers to enjoy other than the DJs' sets. The key facts in Music By Numbers 2020 include: • The UK music industry contributed £5.8 billion to the UK economy in 2019 - up 11% from £5.2 billion in 2018. "All year long we make our stages in 3D, we make our light shows in 3D. Slate Digital Releases INFINITY EQ INFINITY EQ is a 24-band graphical equalizer designed to improve workflow. The live music industry could lose nearly $9 billion in ticket sales after the coronavirus canceled most performances in 2020. Over 75 stages were built and over 900 artists were scheduled to play at the event in mid-July. And sometimes when you're playing these big festivals, you can't see the crowd anyways. DJ Afrojack Exec Speaks on Evolution of Music Industry in Digital Age. Getty. December 4, 2020 Basho helped invent the playing style known as American primitive, but his music was nearly forgotten after his death. November 20, 2020 • Megan Thee Stallion is closing out a tumultuous year by releasing her debut album, Good News. Its owners announced the club's closing on Wednesday, after more than two decades. Argentinean singer-songwriter Suni Paz has been selected for the 2020 class of NEA Heritage Fellows. "It's much easier for a DJ. November 24, 2020 Along with the full nominations list, a look at the Recording Academy's turbulent year. Redpill VR. The Arab music industry – plagued by rampant piracy, free YouTube clips and dated channels – is the new target for global streaming giants intent on … Beyoncé, seen here attending the 2020 pre-Grammy gala, received two record of the year nominations Tuesday. November 27, 2020 The Puerto Rican star seems to have dug into the archives of his birth decade, the '90s, for sonic inspiration on his new album. Ticketed livestream events might be the answer. The biggest music trends to watch in 2020 At his New York show at the top of Rockefeller Center, Guetta didn't have the benefit of viewers on balconies, but could still interact with people in a private Zoom meeting during his set. "Everything necessary to get them to where they want to be, where they can do what they love. But everything's on the internet now, so everyone has the same kind of chance to be on the same sort of level. Courtesy of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music industry executive Larry Mattera P’23 offered insights on how technology has transformed – and continues to change – the dynamics of the music business, in Dean Zhan Li’s most recent Dolan Dean's Executive Forum. hide caption. Sign up for a daily selection of our best stories — based on your reading preferences. In her livestreams, JVNA does everything from cooking and painting to playing video games and learning how to do dance routines. hide caption. The two events raised over $1.2 million for COVID-19 relief with donations to Feeding America, the World Health Organization, Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris, and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. For the past five years, Redpill VR has worked on a platform to create digital replicas of live music venues like Ushuaïa, an upscale hotel on Ibiza, Spain's famous party island. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Cuban-born percussionist Candido Camero, circa 1960. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images However, after some technical concerns from both fans and artists, it was postponed indefinitely. Courtesy of the artist View more episodes of Business Insider Today on Facebook. There were like 16,000 people in all the towers around me," Guetta told Business Insider Today of his Miami performance. "And I think one of the biggest things about this is your ability to connect with your friends from all over the world and share this experience.". Rave Family Block Fest, which may possibly be the world's largest digital music festival, will take place inside the video game Minecraft. As we begin 2020, the music industry… Other musicians, like Afrojack — who's made hits with David Guetta, Pitbull and Beyoncé — are using the extra time off the road to make new music and bring on new talent for their own record labels. And I'm still incredibly inspired, and I have so much more to say and to express with the music," David Guetta said. In a normal year, 3 million tourists would be flocking to Ibiza's beach hotels and nightclubs for a summer-long dance party. He said one of them, Gareth Emery, generated "a good amount of money" from a ticketed event through the platform Tixr. The live music industry could lose nearly $9 billion in ticket sales after the coronavirus canceled most performances in 2020. But while Bobby Shmurda sees his dreams come true, Bryan Antoine is killed by members of Bobby's crew. The Black Music Action Coalition, for example, is a group of entertainment companies and artists who are taking another look at inequities and diversity and inclusion in the music industry. December 2, 2020 It is the first major jazz club in New York City to shut its doors permanently due to the coronavirus crisis. Víctor Manuelle, performing onstage during the 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards at American Airlines Arena on Nov. 19, 2020 in Miami. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Music News From ABC News Radio. Rave Family. November 23, 2020 The Puerto Rican star was expected to perform during the American Music Awards on Sunday night, but cancelled at the last minute. Gunner Stahl/Courtesy of the artist • Employment in the industry hit an all-time high of 197,168 in 2019 - an increase of 3% from 190,935 in 2018. 30 November 2020. National music industry policy to be presented to Cabinet by year end, says communications minister Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 08:10 PM MYT Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah says a specific policy pertaining to the local music industry will be presented to the Cabinet by the year-end. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Bruce Swedien and Quincy Jones onstage together, speaking at the Pensado Awards for audio engineering in Culver City, Calif. in 2015. ICON Collective’s music news roundup is your source for the latest music technology, industry news, gear reviews, announcements, events, and more. If live music remains "dark" for the rest of 2020, it could cause an $8.9 billion loss in box office revenues – in a year that was supposed to set new records for ticket sales. For example, you can touch an orb near the dance floor that'll shrink your avatar down so much that you'll feel like you're dancing next to giants. Martin disclosed that Sensorium, its content channel launch partner that is presenting the virtual Ushuaïa venue, will be bringing an "A list" of DJs who have residences there. Other companies, like Rave Family, are diving into gaming headfirst. Kevin Winter/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp "We're building virtual venues that if you can design anything you want to, without reality constraining it, what would that look like," CMO Isaiah Martin said of the company's most recent project, the virtualization of Ushuaïa. Thomas Lallier/Courtesy of the artist "I thought I also wanted to do a livestream with a more mature and sophisticated look," Heldens told Business Insider Today. However, the "Lights" singer took her … Dale Edwin Murray for NPR Ramiro Fauve/Courtesy of the artist It's not quite the same, but online performances like this one are pumping much-needed revenue into an industry that the virus has decimated. So not everyone can get in and you're generating ticketing revenue," he said. From licensing disputes to jaw-dropping piracy verdicts to one of the first legal challenges to the Music Modernization Act … Live music events in the South East generated over £553m for the economy last year but in 2020 the industry has been decimated after events were cancelled He is facing a federal gun possession charge. November 20, 2020 In a ceremony that, like many this year, lacked some momentum, the Latin Grammys were able to find their way towards recognizing the promise of the present. November 24, 2020 Pulitzer-winning composer Anthony Davis based You Have The Right To Remain Silent, released this week as a virtual performance, on his own experience with police. "Because I want to play for some real people I can see, you know? Jeff Dooley/Tompkins Square Records Dale Edwin Murray for NPR To access these experiences, people will need a VR headset like the Oculus. The rapper ultimately stayed loyal to his crew in court, but the chokehold of conspiracy law also left him with few other options. King to Jennifer Lopez. "A lot of artists actually built some of this stuff themselves, even ones who didn't normally play Minecraft," McGuire said. Chart-topping artists can afford to produce charity events or make money from ad revenue on their massive audiences. Barring a major surprise, 2019 will have been the fifth straight year of growth for the global recorded music industry. And I love it. December 3, 2020 The film continues writer Linda Kuehl's unfinished investigation into Holiday's life through never-before-heard interviews with jazz luminaries, and explores her experiences with institutional racism. By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Business Insider Vinyl sales jumped from The quartet James Farm (pianist Aaron Parks, saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland), playing at New York City's Jazz Standard in 2011. "You can still create anticipation by limiting it to 1,000 people. Today's global recorded music market stands at roughly $20-$21 billion. Major festivals like Tomorrowland, which usually attracts 400,000 people, are going fully online too. For the DJs, the platform may not matter as long as they can share music with their fans. Tomorrowland, "It took a little getting used to, but it was very loud," the DJ sister duo behind NERVO told press. Between VR, live streams, video games, esports and DJs' record labels, are these alternative revenue streams enough to keep EDM afloat without touring? Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images Despite earning two Grammy Awards and her song "Don't Start Now" spending all of 2020 on the Billboard charts, Dua Lipa says she still has to fight to be taken seriously in the music industry.. For years DJs have worked with companies to make their own games, like deadmau5 and his games Ghosts'n DJs and Absolut deadmau5. The BlackSon, center, photographed with several members of the BlackCity, Funky Tenn collective. Today’s positive coronavirus-related music industry news (23 March) March 23, 2020. In Redpill's virtual venues, a motion-capture camera and sensor suit copy a DJ's movements onto a digital avatar in real time. "It was not anything abstract. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for The Latin Recor Legal and Management ... Lil Nas X’s 'Old Town Road' Tops Brand New Google’s Top Hummed Songs 2020 Chart | Billboard News. DJ Gareth Emery performing for his THE LASERS album launch. as well as other partner offers and accept our. Baer said that during the pandemic, Create Music Group has seen success with these kinds of events for many of their DJ clients. Robbie Basho helped pioneer the American Primitive style of guitar playing. December 4, 2020 The new concert film, shot in 2018, shows one of the stars of the electronic and indie classical worlds in his element: a homebrewed nest of traditional and modern instruments working together. In this episode, Chiquita takes us on Mary's hero's journey — from her time as a ward of the state to finding her voice in rap. I think if it's over by the end of the year and it goes somewhat back to normal, I think the impact will be minimal," Ethan Baer, a senior vice president at Create Music Group, told Business Insider Today. Billie Holiday performs in New York City in 1947. The year has marked the vinyl configuration's 14th consecutive year of growth, although it still only represents a small percentage of total music consumption. They're still going to be playing the games," Baer told Business Insider Today. You don't have to set up an entire stage with lights and speakers and monitors and drums and a guitar. And that's the final financial risk I'm taking.". Music Industry News & In-Depth Analysis ... What Streaming Music Services Pay (Updated for 2020) ... released the following statement to Digital Music News … Chiquita's sister is Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter, aka Philly rapper Isis Tha Saviour. But one genre of music, electronic dance music, has weathered the storm, with DJs pivoting to online streaming to recover lost revenue. Fortnite has also held in-game concerts featuring DJs like Marshmello, Dillon Francis and Major Lazer. Tapping into the video game industry isn't as new for EDM either. And once they've jumped into this virtual world, they can explore a forest filled with sound reacting objects like electric orbs and jumping crystals or stick around the dance floor which has its own set of fun areas to discover. Then a few years ago, a trove of never-before-heard recordings suddenly surfaced. hide caption. For his Digital Mirage 2 set, Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens played at one of the Netherlands' historic venues, the Concertgebouw. DJ Chet Porter performing for Proximity's Digital Mirage 2. England’s live music industry welcomes new guidance on alcohol sales UK News Published: Nov 30, 2020 Last Updated: Nov 30, 2020 Venues can sell alcohol at ticketed live shows. hide caption. She's relying on streams to connect with fans instead, even if she's not playing music. since. Bad Bunny, whose new album, El Último Tour del Mundo, was released Friday. To his left, Jiwon Park, Big Hit CEO of HQ & Management; right, Lenzo Yoon Big CEO of Global & Business. The live music industry has welcomed new Government guidance confirming venues under Tier 2 restrictions in England can sell alcohol. ", DJ JVNA performing live for Episode 13 of her live streams. And together, they delve into incarceration's ripple effects on families like theirs, and how hip-hop can help transform trauma into freedom. Like most sectors, 2020 has been a particularly challenging year for the music industry, with the pressures of the global pandemic hitting the live sector particularly hard. hide caption. November 7, 2020 The Cuban percussionist brought the rhythms of Havana to New York's jazz clubs in the 1940s and never stopped performing. Sales were cut in half from their peak as single downloads, YouTube and piracy made the CD album go virtually extinct. Livestreaming concerts may be something DJs haven't really delved into before, but these digital experiences aren't completely foreign to them.