Johnny Walker Princess Street

Multi-million pound Johnnie Walker Princes Street development is revealed

Johnnie Walker Princes Street has revealed a first glimpse of the stunning new whisky visitor experience that will open in Edinburgh in the summer of 2021. The attraction, which spans eight storeys, will feature rooftop bars, private dining areas, modern sensory tasting rooms, personalised tour and tasting experiences, and live performance areas. The new visitor will include two rooftop bars. These are the 1820 bar, which is set to become a world-class cocktail bar and outdoor terrace with breath-taking views of the Edinburgh skyline, and the Explorers’ Bothy, which will…

Read More
New $1.2bn Mississippi UMUSIC hotel

First music-based experiential hotel properties slated for Atlanta, Biloxi and Orlando

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 9, 2020) — Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment and Dakia U-Ventures, the entertainment impact investment group, today announced the launch of UMUSIC Hotels, a new global collection of music-based experiential hotel properties, as part of their previously announced joint venture. UMUSIC Hotels’ first three announced locations will be Atlanta, Georgia; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Orlando, Florida; with additional cities across the U.S. and around the world to come. UMUSIC Broadwater Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. Embodying each location’s unique spirit, the hotels will draw…

Read More
Live music. Photo by Joe Darams on Unsplash

Struggling small venues and the effect on the live music industry

Prior to the dislocation caused by the pandemic, live music operated with a structure that gave artists a clear sense of where they were in their careers and where they could aim for next. Small clubs represented the starting point, before moving up a ladder of venue sizes to theatres, arenas and stadiums. Then along came lockdown, and the future of that lower tier of venues is now at risk. The plight of these smaller venues has had a fair amount of media attention, but the long-term impact of their…

Read More