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Robe for Melodifestivalen 2020

29/05/2020 - Production News

Sweden – For the first time in its 64-year history the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), due to be staged in May in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequently, all 41 qualifying countries have been invited back – same time and place – in 2021 with the same artists who will be singing different songs.

punQtum Announces Webinar Series

29/05/2020 - Standards News

punQtum B.V., specialist providers of digital communication tools for the live event and professional audio industry, has announced a series of webinars in order to communicate more effectively with potential customers as face-to-face contact continues to remain restricted for the immediate future. Starting with an introductory session on 3rd June at 11:00 CEST, followed by a session on 8th June at 11:00 CEST that explains the punQtum Expert concept and how to become one, the full schedule plus registration details can be found on the punQtum website.

TMB’s Solaris Flare IP Illuminates Landmark Vulcan Statue in Alabama

29/05/2020 - Project News

USA – The largest cast iron statue in the world shines brightly over Birmingham, Alabama, thanks to lighting design by Schuler Shook and lighting design revisions, control system design, and programming by Marc Brickman and Tactical Manoeuvre, Inc. It’s been said that the essence of every picture is the frame. Likewise, the essence of the 56-foot Vulcan statue overlooking the city is the 124-foot pedestal on which it stands, highlighted and enhanced with 14 Solaris Flare IP HR dual-head outdoor fixtures.

Remote Proctoring Option Now Available for all Four ETCP Examinations

29/05/2020 - Standards News

USA – Owing to the health concerns raised by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the ETCP Council has approved the implementation of remote testing with an online proctor. This new delivery option provides test-takers flexibility and convenience at a time when public health is of the utmost importance. ETCP has worked with PSI to be able to offer innovative test-taking procedures to ensure continuity in its highly regarded certification programme. The Council is excited to announce that this new convenient option will now become a permanent testing solution for those who are on the road, live far from a testing centre, or candidates whose work schedules prevent them from taking time off to test.

LIT Live is Back with Chauvet Professional

29/05/2020 - Production News

USA – Andy Chaves, lead singer for Katastro, broke into a breezy, flowing monologue at the start of the band’s Wednesday 13 May show. It’s an engaging style he developed over the course of the funk/rock fusion group’s relentless touring schedule, an itinerary that has seen them play with the likes of Pepper and The Expendables.

013 Poppodium Upgrades Venue-Wide Adamson Systems

29/05/2020 - Project News

The Netherlans – 013 is one of the largest and most frequented pop music venues in the southern Netherlands, hosting a slew of international touring acts and popular festivals every year. Now, thanks to its newly-expanded, venue-wide live audio systems from Adamson Systems Engineering, it’s also one of the best-sounding.

PR Lighting Out in Force for Ghana’s Covid-19 Heroes Concert

29/05/2020 - Production News

Ghana – Ghana recently staged its own ‘behind closed doors’ Ghana Covid-19 Heroes Concert in order to raise funds for both UNHCR, to help protect refugees from the pandemic, and the National Covid-19 Trust Fund. It was also to say a very big thank you to all the Covid-19 frontline workers who have risked their lives in saving others.

Artistic Licence appoints Controllux as distributor in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg

29/05/2020 - Business News

Benelux – Having enjoyed a friendly business relationship for years, Artistic Licence and Controllux have announced a formal distribution agreement for The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Astera For Floating Lotus Yoga Streaming

28/05/2020 - Production News

Australia – Nalini Tebbey owns and runs Floating Lotus, a thriving yoga studio based in Helensvale, Gold Coast, offering a busy weekly schedule of 36 yoga, Pilates and meditation classes.

High Frequency Productions Goes Rogue for Wub Life Livestreams

28/05/2020 - Production News

USA – Watching the 4th May Wub Step Livestream and sharing the link on social media, one DJ felt compelled to advise his virtual friends: “This is real! No green screen.” The caveat was understandable. Witnessing the volcanic eruption of light and video that swept through the three-hour show, it was difficult to believe that this eye-popping display could be coming from an improvised livestream studio in a lighting warehouse.

Materie Event Production Creates Drive-In Experience with Chauvet Professional

28/05/2020 - Production News

Germany – Last year, music resonated throughout the beautiful Festwiese Apolda. Stars from Germany and around the world journeyed to this central German setting to perform. Of course, these joyful sounds went silent following the COVID-19 lockdown.

Knight of Illumination Awards 2020 Cancelled in UK and USA

28/05/2020 - Event News

UK/USA – The organisers of the 2020 Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards in both the UK and the USA have announced the cancellation of both events due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the entertainment industry.

LPD and Elation support tradition of excellence at Irkutsk Academic Drama Theatre

28/05/2020 - Project News

Russia – Russia's rich cultural tradition extends far outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg and across this immense country. Despite its relative solitude in Russia’s vast Siberian region, the city of Irkutsk is a thriving seat of culture that embodies all the best of Russia’s storied theatre tradition.

Martin Audio signs up for InfoComm Virtual Show

28/05/2020 - Event News

Martin Audio is embracing the new digital first world during these challenging times by following up on its own virtual trade show with now participating in the InfoComm Connected 2020 Virtual Experience taking place in June.