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10th Jan 2014
  • We may have already been promised that the BRITS will not be “Random anarchy” as expected this year but now that the nominations are out, The Gen asks: How can an awards ceremony with the likes of Tom Odell, One Direction and Olly Murs leading the way ever be anything other than complete and unbridled rock n roll chaos?
  • The third wave of artists to receive Momentum music funding has been announced, including Lonely the Brave, Andreya Triana and Mapped Out artists Night Engine. Bear’s Den, Darkstar, Max Cooper and NZCA/LINES were also successful in this round.
9th Jan 2014
  • A chart compiled by the UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) reveals that music failed to strike a chord in the top 20 biggest selling entertainment releases of 2013 - with the sole exception of two ‘Now That’s I Call Music’ compilations. The info includes sales figures for the biggest selling games, films and music of last year. The Gen takes a closer look.
  • The Creative Coalition Campaign (CCC) has launched a new petition calling on the Government and all political parties to support proportionate measures to tackle the widespread theft of creative content online in their 2015 General Election manifestos.
  • Despite album and single sales continuing to decline, the value of streaming stretched to over £100m in the UK last year: around 10% of the total value of the UK recorded music market, which fell by 0.5%. New figures released by the BPI and Official Charts Company reveal that albums declined by 6.4% to 94m with singles also spiralling by 3.4% to 182.2m.
19th Dec 2013
  • AEG Live will host three one-day pop festivals next year in Sunderland, Ipswich and Weston-super-Mare. The company is expanding its North East Live brand to become UK Live and the event will be held at Sunderland's Stadium Of Light on June 22, East CoastLive at Ipswich Chantry Park on June 28 and South West Live at Weston-super-Mare Beach on June 29.
18th Dec 2013
  • A study conducted by consumer group Which? is claiming that major ticketing companies including Ticketmaster and See Tickets are charging up to almost 40% more for music, theatre and comedy tickets through fees and ‘hidden charges’.
  • Figures released by Umbrella Trade organisation UK Music reveal that the music industry was worth £3.5bn to the British economy last year. The Gen crunches the numbers, digs the dirt and dishes the bottom line.. The impressive number includes all sectors including recorded music, live, publishing and audio professionals and is collectively referred to as ‘Gross Value Added (GVA)’- A term that disproves the doubters who dismiss such economic reports as dry.
  • According to Billboard, Bon Jovi’s World tour in 2013 was the highest grossing of the year for a third year. Not to be confused with popular tribute act Bon Geordie (this is not a test), the ‘New Jersey Rocker’ raked in a staggering $205,158,370 (£125, 860, 913.99 according to the investigative journalism just conducted on XE currency converter).
17th Dec 2013
  • Beyoncé’s shock release fifth LP, which appeared without warning overnight last Friday (13th December) has become the fastest selling album in the history of iTunes, shifting 828,773 copies worldwide in three days. The self-titled album was released through Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records as a ‘visual album’ exclusively on iTunes.
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