Everpress have compiled all merch made by independent artists and labels

Online merch marketplace Everpress has collated all merchandise being sold by independent artists, labels and promoters into one place,  making it easier for you to find items and support your favourites in this challenging time. 

New York club fundraisers

New York clubs ElsewhereHouse Of Yes and Good Room, as well as Brooklyn independent radio station, The Lot,  have each launched fundraisers for their staff

Mixcloud waive SELECT revenue share for next three months

Mixcloud have announced a three-part strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform will waive its own revenue share for SELECT, its recently launched fan-creator-model, for the next 3 calendar months, giving SELECT channel creators 100% of the income after the underlying artists and played in the shows have been paid.  You can see its full strategy outlined via Facebook.

Petition launched urging Spotify to triple artist payments amid coronavirus crisis

A group of musicians have launched a petition, calling on Spotify to triple the amount they pay artists per stream. The petition asks that such a chance be implemented permanently, not just amid the COVD-19 pandemic. The petition, launched by Boston musician Evan Greer, also urges Spotify to make a $500,000 donation to Sweet Relief's COVID 19 fund, "to help support artists who are in urgent need, in part because of Spotify's exploitative pay practices"

Sign the petition here.

Nuits Sonores festival 2020 has been postponed

Lyon festival Nuits Sonores has been postponed. Originally set to take place from 19th - 24th May, the festival's organisers have shared in a statement that the weekender is now expected to take place from 22nd to 26th July. Read the festival's full statement here

Freerotation festival 2020 cancelled

Beloved UK festival Freerotation will not take place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. In an official statement, the festival's organisers wrote: "It is with great sadness that we have decided it’s too risky to go ahead with Freerotation 2020 under the current circumstances, and we have decided to postpone it for a year."

IMS Ibiza 2020 postponed due to coronavirus.

The UK government has announced clubs must close with immediate effect due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Resident Advisor launch #SaveOurScene initiative with open letter
London’s Village Underground and EartH shut indefinitely due to coronavirus, launch fundraiser

Donations will go toward supporting staff and protecting the future of the venues