Plastic is fighting back!
For the festival organisers amongst us who have merchandise and CD stalls (a great source of festival income), Proper Music Distribution recently announced a real fight back.
Quoting from the BPI “LP sales are up by 56.4%, even turntables sales are up by 62%. 47% of the customers buying CDs around the UK have in-car CD players and 64.2% of physical music buyers are male. Digital and physical sales combined have reached £1.136billion and despite a 7.3% decrease in physical sales giving way to downloads, the number of CDs actually sold in one year in the UK has reached 47million with only 3.2 million of those being vinyl LPs."
Clearly there is a demand for good music out there on plastic and AFO would encourage you to ensure that your artists have CDs to sell and make a fuss about signings and sales as they improve the festival visitors experience and can usually provide further income for the event.
General Secretary, AFO
Steve Heap: 7th Aug 2017 09:13:00
This month, you can read about the new partnership we’ve sealed with HMRC to tackle incidents of tax fraud in the private security industry. In other SIA news, we have written a blog reflecting on our Manchester open day.
31st July 2018
The En Indy Awards
The story of David and Goliath is well known but the reality is that Goliath normally wins and this is reflected in many industry awards programmes. EN introduced The Indy Award recently to cater for exactly this – to allow smaller, independent organisers to compete with their peers rather than the global behemoths we know and love.
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The Festival And Outdoor Events Show (festout)
The Festival and Outdoor Events Show (Festout) returns with a focus on key industry training September 26th/27th, Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey
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30 Under Thirty
The EN 30/30 returns for its 4th outing, to recognise excellence in the next generation of exhibition professionals.
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