Industry news & 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. 


Media Centre: BBC Arts extends Culture In Quarantine

As the country starts to emerge from lockdown and arts organisations rebuild, this autumn BBC Arts is extending Culture In Quarantine once again, in order to work with parts of the UK arts scene that have been particularly hard hit by the global pandemic.

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Crowdfunder and the Theatres Trust has teamed up to launch #SaveOurTheatres, a new national campaign to save hundreds of UK theatres at imminent risk of being closed down – permanently.

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Business model disruption and innovation during COVID-19 in the creative content industries

To understand how COVID-19 continues to affect the creative industries, PEC has consulted their Industry Champions about their experience of business model disruption and innovation within their own organisations during the pandemic.

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Creating the media businesses of tomorrow 

Studio 55 Ventures, by ITV are looking for small teams – or exceptional individuals – with big ideas. They want to hear from driven people to join their latest talent programme and prove themselves to be the next business partner.

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Rated Awards: Stormzy, Dizzee Rascal and J Hus win GRM Daily awards

J Hus has been honoured at the GRM Daily Rated Awards – winning album of the year. Aitch and AJ Tracey’s Rain got best video, while JAE5 took home the award for producer of the year.

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Take a first look inside The Rolling Stones’ newly opened shop in central London

Situated on 9 Carnaby Street in Soho, the shop is stocking a wide range of Stones records and memorabilia, including “an exclusive mix of collections and collaborations for fans of all ages” and a bespoke T-shirt customisation station.

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DJing formally offered at GCSE: a challenge to a ‘colonialised curriculum’

An additional new syllabus of formal grade exams on DJ decks – the technology behind grime and hip-hop – has been welcomed for promoting greater inclusivity

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Apple will seek damages from Epic Games for breach of App Store contract

Apple will seek damages against Epic Games for allegedly breaching its contract with the iOS App Store, in a new escalation of the two companies’ ongoing legal fight.

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Fortnite is launching a concert series it hopes will become a ‘tour stop’ for artists

Music is about to become a much bigger part of Fortnite. Today, Epic is announcing a new, three-week-long concert series that will take place on the game’s party royale island.

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Festival UK* 2022 has opened applications for a new £3m R&D project for creative teams from STEAM sectors.

Bringing people together in astounding ways, the festival will platform the full range of our creative imaginations by combining Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

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