17th August: Musicians hire fishing boat to beat France quarantine, Switzerland allows major events from October, Hans Zimmer’s classic Netflix soundtrack

Monday 17th August '20

Musicians hire fishing boat to beat France quarantineA group of musicians beat the France quarantine rules with just 10 minutes to spare - after chartering a fishing boat to get them back to the UK.After …

25th March: Coronavirus: Arts Council England launches £160m emergency package, Eventim warns of wave of insolvencies, French artists and cultural workers appeal to the government

Wednesday 25th March '20

Coronavirus: Arts Council England launches £160m emergency packageTheatres, galleries, museums and artists in England who have been hit by the impact of coronavirus will have access to a £160m emergency fund.Arts Council England has announced …

29th March: First eco-friendly CD release, Jagger-inspired ballet makes debut, Würzburg University founds support centre for musical talents

Friday 29th March '19

First ever CD release using eco-friendly seaweed packaging for Our Planet soundtrack On 5 April, Decca Records/Universal team up with Globe, Netflix and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to release the powerfully moving soundtrack to upcoming …

7th December: Rising cryptocurrency Monero, classical music on Spotify’s list of ‘emerging genres’ and reopening of the Staatsoper Berlin

Thursday 7th December '17

In today's news: Artists support rising cryptocurrency Monero, early 20th-century classical music made Spotify’s list of ‘emerging genres’ and a new online library of concert videos and feature documentaries by Quincy Jones. Also, the Calgary …

Classical music and digital detox

Wednesday 29th November '17

Lately, it seems like the younger generation is divided into two. One half is permanently glued to their digital device, drowning in social media, and can hardly imagine their life without Netflix and Instagram. The …

2nd January: UK entertainment spending rises, Vivienne Westwood designs for Vienna State Ballet, and New Years Honours List is announced

Thursday 2nd January '14

The Guardian UK entertainment spending rises with surge in film and music streaming Value of film and TV downloads, streams and subscriptions rises to £621m, and number of tracks streamed doubles to 7.4bnThe Telegraph Valencia sues opera house …