音樂平台Little Concert與住宿服務Airbnb合作為「Sounds Like London」活動舉辦系列演出
◎音樂平台Little Concert與線上住宿服務轉變演唱會主辦者的Airbnb合作，將於6月舉辦一系列演唱會，作為倫敦市長Sadiq Khan提倡的「Sounds Like London」活動的一部分。
◎該系列演唱會將在一個月的時間內舉辦11場，以6月1日英國音樂人Jade Bird的演出開始，她是有史以來第一位在倫敦塔橋標誌性的北塔樓演出的人。該系列演唱會試圖解決藝人從他們的音樂上獲得收入的問題；在過去的10年中有許多英國的演出場館關閉，藝人要找到有償的工作越來越困難。「Sounds Like London」活動旨在為英國首都的基層藝人和整個行業提供重要的支持，其中更重點關注女性的部分；它還包括最新一輪的音樂場館信託基金的《反擊》演唱會，這是在為小型場館的法律諮詢服務募集資金。
◎倫敦市長Sadiq Khan表示「倫敦是音樂的發源地，製作出從Adele、Stormzy到XX及Dua Lipa等歌手。作為全球音樂之都，基層音樂場館是我們成功的核心，它們是新興藝人能夠磨練才華的地方，也是偉大的製作人和活動主辦者能夠在行業中脫穎而出的所在。這也是為什麼我很高興Airbnb和Little Concert支持我的『Sounds Like London』活動，在首都的各個角落進行一個月精彩的活動。今年的活動將讓女性藝人、DJ、製作人和活動主辦者成為前沿和中心，展現行業最佳的一面並激勵下一代的女性人才。」
Music platform Little Concert has partnered with online lodging service-turned-concert organiser, Airbnb, to launch a series of concerts this June as part of Sadiq Khan's Sounds Like London campaign.
The series will consist of 11 concerts over the space of a month, commencing on the first of June with the British musician Jade Bird, who will be the first person ever to perform in the iconic north tower of Tower Bridge. The concerts seek to tackle the problems artists have in making profit from their music; with many UK venues having shut down over the past decade, it's becoming increasingly harder for acts to find paid work.
Sounds Like London aims to provide vital support to grassroots acts and the industry as a whole in the capital, with an emphasis on the women in the scene. It also includes the latest round of Music Venue Trust's Fightback gigs, which raise funds for legal advice for small venues.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, comments: "London is a powerhouse of music, having produced artists from Adele to Stormzy and the XX to Dua Lipa. Grassroots music venues are at the very heart of our success as a global capital of music: they are the places where emerging artists are able to hone their talent, and great producers and promoters are able to cut their teeth in the industry.
"That's why I'm delighted that Airbnb and Little Concert are supporting my Sounds Like London campaign – a month of amazing activity in all corners of the capital. This year's celebrations will put women artists, DJs, producers and promoters front and centre, showcasing the best of the industry and inspiring the next generation of female talent."
Airbnb's head of music concerts, James Beshara, comments on on the concerts: "Cultivating unique, local experiences is at the core of what we do at Airbnb, so we're thrilled to be working with Little Concert to give a platform to up-and-coming artists. This series of concerts is a great way for us to support the grassroots music scene, which is an important part of the industry, while bringing together fans and artists in unique locations around the city."