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Brit Beat: The Top 10 U.K. Music Industry Stories of 2021, From Adele’s Comeback to Streaming Battles and Brexit Woes

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Mark Sutherland It’s been another tumultuous year for the U.K. music business. Some issues were hangovers from 2020 – the seemingly endless COVID crisis and the related ongoing live-sector meltdown – but there were also plenty of new angles to get to grips with.

So, as the industry cancels its holiday parties (thanks Omicron!) and dreams of a Christmas bonus to rival Sir Lucian Grainge’s post-IPO payday, Brit Beat counts down – in time-honored reverse order – the stories that rocked teacups across the U.K.

in 2021…10. LIVESTREAMS LET OFF STEAM The U.K.’s venues remained closed until July 19, but livestreams didn’t exactly capitalize on the absence of the real thing.Glastonbury’s inaugural online event was marred by extensive technical.

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