The latest music industry news from GigPig, across the UK and beyond.

Rolands Leeds

The Resilience of the Hospitality Sector

As highlighted in new research, despite the recent rise in inflation.

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So Let’s Talk About Hospitality and Mental Health

Mental health and wellness has come into sharp focus within the hospitality industry over the last few years.

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The Old Toll Bar

GigPig's Guide to Pre-Gig Boozers: Glasgow

If there’s a city that knows how to do a night on the tiles, it’s Glasgow.

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Big Scary Monsters Social Club

Off the record: Oxford

Oxford’s music scene is as exciting as ever, with artists such as Foals, Supergrass, Radiohead and Glass Animals rising through their ranks.

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Survey finds 80% of female artists have experienced gender bias when gigging

A new survey from GigPig on International Women's Day has outlined that eight in ten artists have suffered gender inequality when performing live.

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KOKO Camden

How commission on merchandise is stifling gigging musicians

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has urged venues not to charge commissions on artists as it attacks the touring ecosystem

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Play Music Today

PMT x GigPig

PMT and GigPig join forces for the musicians of the future

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586 Records

Off the record: Newcastle

Newcastle is constantly putting forward the argument to the rest of the country that they have the best collection of record shops and it is clear to see why.

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David Guetta

Does AI have a place in the modern music industry?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to be powerful enough to spearhead the future of the music industry. At least that’s what David Guetta believes.

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Tribe Records

Off the record: Leeds

Leeds’ link to music is immense, especially as it hosts one of the country's biggest and most well renowned festivals, so it is only right that they have an equally immense selection of record shops.

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Cavern Club

GigPig's Guide to Indie Venues: Liverpool

There are not many cities around the world, let alone within the UK, that have contributed as much to music as Liverpool has. And we’re not only talking about John, Paul, George and Ringo, either.

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Specialist Subject Records

Off the record: Bristol

Here we go, Bristol. The birthplace of Massive Attack, Portishead and Roni Size has an absolute abundance of vinyl stores strewn throughout the city to take your fancy. Each boasts its own unique stories and stocks an eclectic selection of LPs to endlessly thumb through. You really are spoilt for choice, here.

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Elina Sazonova

The Art of Busking

The streets are their stage and the shoppers are their audience, busking is the key to amplifying any bustling city centre and the perfect opportunity to develop the careers of talented musicians.

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Headrow House

GigPig's Guide to Pre-Gig Boozers: Leeds

Like all great cities, Leeds is replete with seminal boozers, historic pubs and fresh faced bars choc full of indie craft efforts.

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Gigpig's Guide to Post-Gig Eats: Liverpool

Being that Liverpool gifted the world arguably the most important culinary phenomenon in history; Salt & Pepper chips, it's safe to assume that when it comes to late night eats, the options are pretty spectacular…

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New Order

New music conference and festival announces first edition

Beyond The Music, a new global music conference and festival, announces its first edition to take place in Manchester, running 11-14 October 2023.

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Qube studio

GigPig announces exciting new partnership with Qube

GigPig will always have artists at the heart of everything we do. And it is with this musicians first policy in mind that we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Qube.

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Suki10c Birmingham

GigPig's Guide to Indie Venues: Birmingham

The Second City has never played second fiddle to anywhere else when it comes to music. Its history is as rich as it is diverse, from Black Sabbath to Dexys Midnight Runners to UB40 to The Streets to Fine Young Cannibals to Laura Mvula.

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Shipping Forecast

GigPig's Guide to Pre-Gig Boozers

God bless Liverpool. Imagine gifting the world The Beatles and then deciding that wasn’t enough. You then make sure that a selection of the finest boozers in the country is available to your locals and anyone lucky enough to step foot inside your wondrous city.

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Gorilla Manchester

GigPig's Guide to Indie Venues: Manchester

The top pick of indie music venues across Manchester, featuring the likes of Night & Day, Gorilla and YES.

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Radio 1's Vick Hope and Jack Saunders presenting brit awards 2023

Brit Awards Progress One Step Forward but Regress Back to the Dark Ages.

When it was announced in 2021 that the Brit Awards were doing away with gendered categories, it felt like a long overdue sign of progression from the British music industry.

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The reality of the cost-of-living crisis’ impact on the music industry.

The ongoing cost-of-living crisis has had significant consequences on the music industry. Soaring prices are now affecting artists' mental health.

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Reform Radio - Broadcasting the best of Manchester to the world.

Reform is so much more than merely a radio station. They are an arts organisation, they are a creative hub, bursting at the seams with raw, hungry, young talent.

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GigPig and neon tiger tag team for live reform radio show

Tickets are free and we heavily recommend that you book on for one of the last big nights of 2022.

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Intro to gigpig

Intro to GigPig

Live music is the heart and soul of the United Kingdom.

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