Hello there! Here is some stuff I did…

Virtual Festival 2020

Had the world not gone weird, I’d currently be in Edinburgh meeting a multitude of performers with Edinburgh Fringe shows to promote. That isn’t happening. But Edinburgh’s festivals and the Fringe community are presenting a plethora of online shows this month and ThreeWeeks is covering all that. Look out for Caro’s tips and interviews this month at threeweeksedinburgh.com – or sign up to our TW Weekly bulletin to get it all by email.

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TikTok cakes

Look what just arrived! And just as I’m finishing off today’s CMU Daily Top Story on Trump’s grand TikTok ban. But it won’t affect my totally independent reporting on that outrageous, unwarranted and unforgivable decision by the US President. Honest. I should add, it’s because TikTok is celebrating its second birthday in the UK. Nothing more sinister than that. Oh my God, have the cup cakes been bugged by the Chinese government? Quick, I better eat them all!

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Streaming chatter

Lots more interesting chatter about the streaming music business model this week following the most recent Spotify figures. I won’t add to it all just at the moment (and only partly because I’m too busy writing nonsense about Panini sticker albums), but – if you missed them back in May – I think our Setlist specials ‘The Ten Things People Get Wrong About Streaming’ provide plenty of useful background info to anyone wanting to join in the debate. You can tune in here.

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A:E Day thanks!

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to our Artist:Entrepreneur Day yesterday and all the brilliant experts who took part. I particularly enjoyed hearing how Roxanne, Emma and Kimberly have been using social and direct-to-fan platforms in recent months. I think one of the very few up-sides of lockdown has been artists and managers having time to experiment with and capitalise on the still often under-tapped D2F side of the business. That’s why we expanded this section of A:E Day and, as a result, there were loads of great tips and ideas on offer. Thanks again!

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