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Packed Pilot Festival: 4th May 2021

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

The city of Liverpool hosted a pilot concert last weekend.

No restrictions, no masks….just a covid test before entry…..so theres hope !!!

Live music is on its way back!

This BBC article is a good read.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56962231

The Clock is Ticking for Music Festivals:29th April 2021

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Life is slowly returning to “normal” in many sectors of life and in the business world.

The question mark over live music festivals is still looming large for this summer.

In particular relating to risk levels and whether insurance can be given to organisers to allow them to plan ahead.

woman music festival hands and wrists with bands

 

Another BBC news article gives a good account of some of the issues relating to this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56828608

A Customer’s Story: 22nd April 2021

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

At the start of the first lockdown, I was furloughed and wanted to try do a project I had been wanting to do for years but never had the time for. Making a song a day for a whole month. So, I decided to make a song a day for thirty days. I was doing a masters in music innovation at Waterbear in Brighton at the time and thought it would also be interesting to write about for an upcoming essay.

The songs were uploaded daily to my bandcamp and I would post about them every day on social media and it was really lovely having a very small group of people keeping up with the project daily and getting feedback constantly and feeling like I was creating something original.

Anyway, people were asking if I would make a CD, and I wanted to see if I could keep the CD’s in ethos with the project. I had gotten really into the number thirty and I liked the symbolism of having thirty cds for thirty songs. I also loved how each day in the project I had to try create something new and so I wanted each CD to be new and differentand so I liked the idea of painting each one.

In the end it was difficult and challenging but really exciting seeing everyone getting unique CD’s! I also painted a lyric poster for every song so you would get a numbered print and cd. I sold them through Resident Music in brighton and sold out like 6 hours after putting it up for preorder! It was really rewarding.

I then made thirty days 2 and 3 and for the second decided to have the cd’s more conventionally made through your site but had custom badges and for the third I am going to put an order through soon for conventional CD’s again but will be making thirty unique hand made tiny zines with lyrics and drawings in them.

young male customer holding hand painted double card walletwater colour double card wallet hand painted solo project 30 dayshand pained card wallet and colour printed cd covid 19 project

Raf’s story is both inspiring and heart warming.

We love to hear about our customers projects…the more detail the better. It gives us great pleasure to work with cutomers and see the final product that they are achieving.

 

If you want to speak to us about a project that you may need some advice with drop me an email :

una@duplicationcentre.co.uk or call us on 01702 530354 we would be happy to chat and help you where we can.

 

If you want more information on Raf Batchelor’s story , you can follow him on FaceBook.

 

The Grammy Awards reflect a very different year! 8th April 2021

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

An interesting read as we move out of the restricted year that we have all had!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56398165

 

 

 

 

Old School Media Entertainment:16th March 2021

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

With all the massive benefits of the digital world, the physical world of Vinyl, CD’s , DVD’s & Blu-Ray have given many people great diversion and entertainment, particularly during Lockdown.

There is room for all of these in our diverse world.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-56187737

vinyl LP's being looked through

Festivals and Vaccine: 8th March 2021

Monday, March 8th, 2021

 

More interesting ready as the country begins to restart.

This article is about live music Festivals and Vaccine Passports.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56278140

music festival singer being held up by crowds hands

Budget 2021: How does it affect Entertainment: 4th March 2021

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

 

Keeping you up to date ( at a quick glance via the link ) on some key factors about yesterdays budget and how this may affect the Entertainment and Arts Industry’s.

Persevere with it as it speaks of how the budget is focused on helping live music to survive the months of closure still ahead………

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56263130

Stars back Plea to support UK live Music Industry: 1st March 2021

Monday, March 1st, 2021

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53250718

 

More interesting reading here at the above link which includes an article about plans for wide Drive-In Gigs and Festivals.

So many things are being considered to keep live music in our lives.

car with fast food attached on a tray at a drive in

A New Genre for Live Music: 18th February 2021

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Even before the pandemic many artists were trying to find ways of providing a cinematic and very different experience for their fans at home. When the pandemic hit us and hit the live music scene so badly, it became more of a challenge and may be even a necessity to address this.

 

This is a wonderful article that charts the thoughts and recent history for some artists in their quest to get live music to us!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55947209

mountains lakes man accoustic guitar landscape

DVD’s in Care Homes: 19th November 2020

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Many people are using DVDs as an alternative to live streaming in Care Homes.

Many Care Homes do not have the technology or money to facilitate Live Streaming so the DVD is prooving its worth, helping bring both entertainment and also valuable information into Care Homes and remote locations.

smiling old woman seated

For more guidance about Care Homes visit you can visit:

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirus/guidance-hsc-staff-healthcare-workers-and-care-providers/guidance-healthcare

Stay Safe!

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