The latest music industry news from GigPig, across the UK and beyond.
Manchester pilot will give artists 50% off Uber rides after late night gigs
Cardiff has a spectacular and vibrant drinking scene, whether it’s award-winning cocktails or the very best of locally brewed beer in their lively pubs, Cardiff’s venues can expertly tailor to your needs.
Holograms, zorbing and fire breathing phoenixes - these are the performances that hit the hardest.
Legendary soft-rock group Coldplay proved why tickets to their show are like gold dust as they produced a spectacular performance where the whole of the Etihad Stadium was united by their beautiful music.
The festival season is in full flow after a stellar bank holiday saw some of the biggest festivals in the UK bring some of the biggest stories in the music industry.
Liverpool champions independent businesses bursting with activity, and is home to an unrivalled nightlife scene.
Over the last four decades, there isn’t much that Dave Haslam hasn’t experienced when it comes to DJ’ing.
The number of live gigs in Birmingham has soared 183% this year alone - with instrumentalists/vocalists and DJs proving most popular in bars, clubs and restaurants - according to data revealed by live music marketplace GigPig.
The number of live gigs in Newcastle and the North East has soared 68% this year alone - with Pop, Rock and Indie proving most popular in bars, clubs and restaurants - according to data revealed by live music marketplace GigPig.
The team at DUSK, the free drinks app, have partnered with newcomer GigPig, a live music marketplace, connecting customers, local venues and independent artists in an effort to support the hospitality industry.
Summer is on the horizon! The nights are lighter and the days hotter, and this is your guide to do what we do best, beer garden and bev in hand when the sun is beating down.
It’s the same thing every year. Festivals across the world drop their line-ups onto social media and everyone promptly loses their minds.
Birmingham is a multi-cultural melting pot as it boasts some of the most diverse independent businesses in the UK.
GigPig will be powering the Music Futures Social, the closing social event which is celebrating Generator’s Music Future Summit.
The new government Tipping law has received Royal Assent, which will see millions of UK hospitality workers benefit from more tips.
From exclusive pressings to lost rarities, Record Store Day 2023 has something for every vinyl aficionado.
York’s record store scene is done with passion and expertise from record vendors across the city.
Artists, festivals, venues and industry figures from across the North of England are to be honoured at a ceremony celebrating all things Northern music later this year.
Live musicplace platform catalyst for staging more than 6,000 new gigs.
Data released from YouGov has outlined that half of Britons say that 80s music is their favourite genre.
The vibrant streets of Liverpool will have an estimated 100,000 tourists flocking to Merseyside due to the highly anticipated Eurovision Song Contest.
Birmingham has one of the largest and most culturally diverse music scenes in the country. It has pioneered reggae music, is home to heavy metal and now excels in techno music.
For unassigned and emerging musicians, appearing on the bill of a festival to later play their stages has always been a dream to tick off the bucket list and put them on a path to achieving major things as an artist.
One of Manchester’s most-loved NYC pizza bars, Nell’s, will be launching an incredible new Saturday Event.
Glasgow boasts one of the most iconic live music scenes, as it holds some legendary venues across the country.
A brand new development featuring 24 high-end studios and a private bar.
Given that Leeds was a major city without a major arena until relatively recently, it has long been a hub of top class independent venues.
Sir Bobby Robson, Ant & Dec, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Stotties, Brown Ale, Cheryl and, most recently, Sam Fender. Newcastle has gifted the world a whole lot.
As highlighted in new research, despite the recent rise in inflation.
Mental health and wellness has come into sharp focus within the hospitality industry over the last few years.
If there’s a city that knows how to do a night on the tiles, it’s Glasgow.
Oxford’s music scene is as exciting as ever, with artists such as Foals, Supergrass, Radiohead and Glass Animals rising through their ranks.
A new survey from GigPig on International Women's Day has outlined that eight in ten artists have suffered gender inequality when performing live.
The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has urged venues not to charge commissions on artists as it attacks the touring ecosystem
PMT and GigPig join forces for the musicians of the future
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like all great cities, Leeds is replete with seminal boozers, historic pubs and fresh faced bars choc full of indie craft efforts.
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…
Beyond The Music, a new global music conference and festival, announces its first edition to take place in Manchester, running 11-14 October 2023.
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.
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.
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.
The top pick of indie music venues across Manchester, featuring the likes of Night & Day, Gorilla and YES.
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.Read more
The ongoing cost-of-living crisis has had significant consequences on the music industry. Soaring prices are now affecting artists' mental health.Read more
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.Read more
Tickets are free and we heavily recommend that you book on for one of the last big nights of 2022.Read more
Live music is the heart and soul of the United Kingdom.Read more