Music Industry

European DJs and Artists Will Require a Visa to Perform in the UK Starting 2021

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Busy P performing at the XOYO Club in London. (Source: Facebook)

Earlier this week, Britain’s Home Office announced that EU artists and performers will need to apply for a Tier 5 visa to work in the UK once the Brexit transition comes to an end in December.

This controversial decision will halt freedom of movement for any live performers between the UK and the EU. A Tier 5 visa will cost performers up to £244 and requires a certificate of sponsorship. Once granted, the permit will last between 12 to 24 months.

There have been a lot of disagreements on this subject within the UK government, Culture Minister Nigel Adams stated last month that “it was absolutely essential” to protect free movement for artists post 2020 in an interview with Music Week.

Music industry groups in the UK have started petitions demanding a free or affordable two-year working visa for artists and performers.

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‘MikiDz Podcast’: The Charlie Sloth Interview

On this week’s episode of the MikiDz Podcast, UK radio personality Charlie Sloth pays the crew a visit. They discuss his come up on BBC Radio 1, his Fire In The Booth freestyle sessions, the London club scene, and more.

Watch the MikiDz Podcast above. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud, and Spotify.

The MikiDz Podcast is a talk-show that discusses news and topics in the DJ and nightlife industries. It is hosted by MikiWAR, DJ Dainjazone, and DJ Rell. The MikiDz Show, which is also hosted by Miki and Dainjazone, features live performances from the world’s most-skilled DJs.

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Mr Eazi x DJcity UK Ticket Giveaway

We’ve teamed up with Mr Eazi to give away three pairs of tickets (1 pair for each show) for his upcoming UK tour Lagos 2 London.

13th November – Manchester
15th November – Birmingham
17th November – London

For a chance to win a pair of tickets, follow DJcity UK on Instagram, then like and share the DJcity UK Instagram post using ONE of the below hashtags for your chosen city.

#Lagos2London13 – Manchester
#Lagos2London15 – Birmingham
#Lagos2London17 – London

Make sure you also tag DJcity UK and Mr Eazi when you share your Instagram post.

Winners will be chosen at random and notified prior to the event.

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Attend the Red Bull 3Style UK Hangout

Red Bull 3Style is more than a competition; it’s a celebration of DJ culture. As part of this year’s UK national final, get a chance to network with DJs from all over the nation ahead of the battle, from 7:30-9:00PM.

Competing in this year’s UK national final will be DJs Rumz, Revrt, X-Ray Ted, DJames, L-Biz, and Isit. The winner of the battle will represent the UK at the world finals in Moscow.

The event is taking place at Revolution Deansgate Locks in Manchester on 14th November. For more information on the Red Bull 3Stye UK National Final visit their page HERE.

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Beatsource and DJ Spider Launch ‘The 20 Podcast’

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DJ Spider at Hakkasan Nightclub in Las Vegas (Source: Facebook)

Beatsource, the new digital music service from Beatport and DJcity, has launched The 20 Podcast. Hosted by DJ Spider, the show features interviews with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and the guests begin by going through standout tracks from Beatsource’s weekly list of must-have songs, The 20.

For the debut episode, Spider sits down with Miles Beard, VP of A&R at Artist Partner/Artist Publishing Group (APG), an arm of Atlantic Records. Miles was responsible for signing Charlie Puth and has A&R’d hits for stars like David Guetta, Pitbull, and Jason Derulo. Miles discusses his journey from starting as a DJ in Los Angeles to becoming a successful A&R.

Watch two clips below, and listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud or Spotify.

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BBC Radio 1 Search for Christmas Presenter

Anyone with radio experience is being invited to send their demos to BBC Radio 1 with a chance of appearing on their Christmas schedule. From Boxing Day until New Year’s Eve, Radio 1 wants to showcase the best in new and emerging talent and offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to broadcast nationally with them.

The station is looking for those who know their way around a radio desk and have previous radio experience, be it in community, hospital, student or local radio.

Aspiring presenters can submit their demos via the Radio 1 website with submissions closing midnight on Sunday 27th October.

All applicants must be 18 or over and have prior radio experience.

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Official Dubai DJcity Linkup *Reminder*

The official Dubai DJcity Linkup is taking place next Wednesday 16th October from 4pm to 6pm at Hall 4, Dubai World Trade Centre. This time we have teamed up with Sample Music Festival to deliver an interactive networking event.

The DJcity Linkup is a FREE event.

To RSVP and for more information on the event visit HERE.

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Last Chance to RSVP for the DJcity UK Linkup

We have joined forces again with BEATGEEK for an exclusive DJ, producer, and brand event. The official DJcity UK Linkup is taking place this Sunday 29th September from 3pm to 6pm at Aures London, 18 Leake Street, Lambeth, SE1 7NN.

The DJcity UK Linkup is a FREE event.

RSVP if you would like to attend the Official DJcity UK Linkup 2019 HERE.

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Dubai DJcity Linkup Announced

The official DJcity Linkup is back in the UAE.

After the success of the April event, we have joined forces with Sample Music Festival to deliver an interactive networking event featuring demos from top brands such as Ableton and Native instruments.

The Sample Music Festival event is taking place at Hall 4, Dubai World Trade Centre. The event is from 15th – 17th October, with the DJcity Linkup taking place on Wednesday 16th October from 4pm to 6pm.

For more information on the Sample Music Festival event visit HERE.

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DJcity UK Linkup 2019 Announced

The official DJcity UK Linkup is back for another year. After the success and positive feedback from last year’s link up, we have joined forces again with BEATGEEK for an exclusive DJ, producer, and brand event.

The BEATGEEK event is taking place at Aures London, 18 Leake Street, Lambeth, SE1 7NN. The event is from 27th – 29th September, with the DJcity UK Linkup taking place on Sunday 29th September from 3pm to 6pm.

The Sunday event will be broken down into below:

Portablist Lounge 2019 Battle Finals
On Leake Street itself, a whole day of open portable turntables, networking, tutorials, cyphers, the Portablist Lounge Battle and much more. Portablist lounge is completely portable, powered by a minirigs soundsystem.

Products 4 Sale
Located in the Link Tunnel, there are trade stalls from various brands with products available to purchase on the day.

Official DJcity Linkup
The Official DJcity 2019 London Linkup will be located inside Aures.

RSVP if you would like to attend the Official DJcity UK Linkup 2019 HERE.

For more information on the BEATGEEK event visit the website.

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