ICYMI: Check out the Top 10 stories on AMI this week

At the end of a busy week in the world of pro audio, Audio Media International has rounded up the 10 biggest stories from the past seven days, just run case there’s anything you may have missed.

Topping this week’s chart is Britannia Row director Bryan Grant’s open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanding support for the live events industry. You can read the letter in full at the link below.

Elsewhere, Prolight+Sound’s statement that it is planning to proceed with its 2021 event in Frankfurt despite COVID-19 concerns caught the attention of the biz, as did news that music licensing company PPL has donated £100,000 to Stagehand, a charity for those working in the live events industry who have seen their livelihoods impacted by the pandemic.

Also popular this week was news of AMI’s partnership with 2% Rising, a networking hub for women and non-binary engineers and producers.

Check out the Top 10 in full below…

1. Brit Row director Bryan Grant pens open letter to Boris Johnson demanding support for live events

Britannia Row Productions Director, Bryan Grant, has written an open letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling on him to provide urgent support for the live events industry, which has been devasted by the COVID-19 pandemic…

2. Making a feeling a reality: Mav Karlo talks Strangers Like Us, mental health and the art of production 

Ahead of the release of his debut solo album on October 16, Mav Karlo caught up with Audio Media International editor Daniel Gumble to talk going it alone for the first time, running his own record label and the importance of protecting the mental health of artists in an increasingly demanding industry…

3. Jean-Michel Jarre among BIME PRO 2020 speaker line-up

Electronic music pioneer Jen-Michel Jarre is among a raft of speakers and panellists confirmed to appear at the eight edition of the BIME PRO Convention, set to take place in Bilbao, Spain from October 26-29…

4. PPL grants £100,000 to Stagehand COVID-19 Crew Relief Fund

Stagehand, a charity designed to support those who work in the live events industry, has been granted £100,000 by music licensing company PPL to boost its new COVID-19 Crew Relief Fund…

5. Over 25 countries participate in We Make Events day of action 

Yesterday (September 30) saw over 25 countries come together to participate in the We Make Events day of action, aimed at raising awareness of the live events industry’s urgent need for government support…

6. ‘A guitar god and a beautiful soul’: Tributes pour in for Eddie Van Halen 

Some of the biggest names from across the music world have been paying tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen, who has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with throat cancer…

7. Prolight+Sound commits to 2021 show despite COVID-19 concerns 

Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the annual Prolight+Sound show, have stated their intent to run the event next April as an in-person affair, despite the high-profile cancellations and postponements of other leading pro audio-related trade events.

8. AMI partners with 2% Rising – a hub for women and non-binary engineers and producers 

Audio Media International is excited to announce that it has agreed a new media partnership with 2% Rising, an online networking hub for women and non-binary engineers and producers…

9. 400 musicians perform in London and Birmingham in bid for government support 

At 12pm today (Tuesday, October 6) 400 freelance professional musicians will gather at Parliament Square in London and Centenary Square in Birmingham to raise awareness of the urgent need for government support in the creative sectors.

10. ‘A game changer for artists’: Dean St. Studio relaunches with Dolby Atmos 

Legendary London recording studio Dean St. Studios has relaunched with brand new Dolby Atmos mixing facilities at the heart of Studio 1, which have been hailed by the facility’s managing director, Jasmin Lee, as a “game changer for artists”.

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