Elton John declares musicians are facing a ‘looming catastrophe’ due to Brexit travel restrictions

Sir Elton John has said musicians are facing a ‘looming catastrophe’ because of post-Brexit travel restrictions on touring in the European Union. New travel rules came into force at the beginning of the year that do not guarantee visa-free travel for musicians in the EU.  The Rocketman hitmaker, 74, revealed that last month he met … Read more

Chicago in the 1970s: Street artists, Italian bakers and Greek musicians

Incredible color photographs capturing the vibrant traditions of ethnic communities in Chicago during the late seventies have been revealed.  The series of images were collected during the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project survey in 1977, and capture street artists, Italian bakers and Greek musicians.  One picture shows Mary Higeko Hamano teaching the art of Japanese flower … Read more

Tory MP says Harry and Meghan’s £30million Spotify podcast deal ‘sticks in the craw’ of musicians

Tory MP says Harry and Meghan’s £30million Spotify podcast deal ‘sticks in the craw’ of artists forced to drive Ubers to make ends meet, as firm defends link-up with ex-Royals Winchester MP and former junior health minister Steve Brine made the claim But Horacio Gutierrez told MPs that ‘there is a market for certain talent’ Said investing … Read more

Musicians who began training at a young age have ‘super connected’ brains

Musicians who began training at a young age have ‘super connected’ brains compared to those who don’t play instruments, study finds Researchers examined the brain patterns of 153 musicians and non-musiciansIncluding 52 with absolute pitch, 51 non-absolute pitch and 50 non-musicians They found a strong difference in brain structure of musicians who start young  By Ryan … Read more

Musicians slam government for ‘rejecting EU offer of visa-free travel after Brexit for touring acts’

The Government has denied reports it rejected an offer of visa-free tours by musicians in the European Union, saying it pushed for a ‘more ambitious agreement’ during negotiations. The UK’s post-Brexit travel rules, which came into force on January 1, do not guarantee visa-free travel for artists and other creatives throughout the EU’s 27 member … Read more

Musicians slam government for ‘rejecting EU offer of visa-free travel after Brexit for touring acts’

The Government has denied reports it rejected an offer of visa-free tours by musicians in the European Union, saying it pushed for a ‘more ambitious agreement’ during negotiations. The UK’s post-Brexit travel rules, which came into force on January 1, do not guarantee visa-free travel for artists and other creatives throughout the EU’s 27 member … Read more

Can you name these eight famous musicians based on their Christmas trees in under five minutes?

Can you guess the star from their Christmas decor? Brainteaser challenges you to guess the musician from a mock-up of their festive home Brainteaser challenges puzzlers to work out which musicians own series of treesHayes Garden World created the quiz, challenging people to beat five minutesEach Christmassy scene is sprinkled with hints and tips to … Read more

Sandie Shaw blasts Spotify for handing out millions to Sussexes and only small amounts to musicians

How can Spotify give Meghan and Harry millions when it pays singers £200? Sandie Shaw blasts streaming service for handing out a fortune to former royals for podcast while paying only small amount in royalties to musicians By Gregory Kirby For The Daily Mail Published: 22:00 GMT, 16 December 2020 | Updated: 00:50 GMT, 17 … Read more

Sandie Shaw blasts Spotify for handing out millions to Sussexes and only small amounts to musicians

How can Spotify give Meghan and Harry millions when it pays singers £200? Sandie Shaw blasts streaming service for handing out a fortune to former royals for podcast while paying only small amount in royalties to musicians By Gregory Kirby For The Daily Mail Published: 22:00 GMT, 16 December 2020 | Updated: 23:49 GMT, 16 … Read more

Australian musicians reveal the unconventional ways they’ll be enjoying the 2020 ARIA Awards 

The who’s who of Australian music reveal the unconventional ways they’ll be enjoying this year’s ARIA Awards By Demeter Stamell For Daily Mail Australia Published: 03:55 GMT, 25 November 2020 | Updated: 03:55 GMT, 25 November 2020 This year’s ARIA Awards have been another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. But while the award show will … Read more