People of colour more likely to be hit with lockdown music fines, report finds

342 of 441 fines were issued to the minority group

M.I.A. dropped from GQ Awards following controversial posts about vaccines

It comes after M.I.A. compared vaccines for COVID-19 to Alex Jones’ reprehensible conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook massacre

Irish government begins paying 2,000 artists a weekly income

Musicians, visual artists, actors and more are among the recipients

Nine Inch Nails to fill in for The Strokes at Boston Calling following COVID-19 case

It'll be the second night in a row that Trent Reznor and co. headline the festival

Music world reacts to Rishi Sunak’s budget: “We urge the government to look at this again”

A huge tax hike on tickets for live events is now also set to go ahead

James Blunt’s music deployed in New Zealand to repel COVID protesters

Police have also been blasting out Barry Manilow's greatest hits and '90s Spanish pop smash 'Macarena'

Failure remove their music from Spotify over COVID controversy: “Enough is enough”

The cult alternative rockers are also protesting the platform's overall business model

Stewart Lee also leaves Spotify in Joe Rogan boycott

"For too long internet platforms have been able to spread lies with impunity"

Adele thanks fans for “overwhelming” support after postponing Vegas residency

The star was forced to push back 'Weekends With Adele' on the eve of its debut show