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Industry news and updates

Welcome to our Industry Round-Up! We have grabbed the latest music, media and games news and sharing it straight to you. Being in the industry yourself, you may be aware of some stories, but we’re hoping to find lots of new stuff for you too and package it all in one handy update – ideal for sharing with your friends and family. 

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Fortnite creator Epic Games is now valued at $17.3 billion after a blockbuster funding deal

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Dua Lipa, Harry Styles & Ed Sheeran lead British stars battling for the 2020 MTV VMA Awards.

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Instagram launches reels in an attempt to keep you off TikTok

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PS4 game sales almost doubled during the pandemic. 

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Camera rumors in 2020: what cameras are coming, officially and otherwise!

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BBC reveals plans for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary weekend.

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#LetTheMusicPlay

UK live music has been one of the UK’s biggest social, cultural, and economic successes of the past decade. But the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant the future for venues, concerts and festivals and the hundreds of thousands of people who work in them looks bleak. But that hasn’t stopped us and everyone else in the creative industries from shouting up! We are all one big family after all.

Following the launch of the campaign, the Government announced a £1.57bn support package for the arts. The support package was widely welcomed by the music industry, however we still need to ensure that eligibility for grants and loans is as broad as possible to ensure maximum take-up from across the industry from those in desperate need of help. Also those that don’t have a track record of public funding must also not be put at a disadvantage and we are seeking urgent talks with the Government to discuss further.

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