Music Venue Trust is a UK Registered Charity that exists to preserve, improve and protect UK Grassroots Music Venues for the benefit of venues, communities and upcoming artists.

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Music Venues Alliance is a free-to-join informal association of venues, organisations and individuals who support the work of Music Venue Trust.

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The Trade Association of the Music Venues Alliance is a membership-only subscription service that offers a fantastic suite of advice, deals, legal aid and other benefits.

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Music Venue Trust is delighted to announce that Venues Day 2016 will take place on Tuesday 18 October at Roundhouse, London, 10:30am – 6:00pm


A national networking event for Grassroots Music Venues and related professions.

A full programme of panels, sessions, workshops, one-to-one advice and opportunities to talk to people who understand the sector and are offering ways to help you and your venue.

If you represent a venue, email [email protected] to apply for your FREE delegate pass.

More about VENUES DAY 2016 here.


A one-off evening of music and entertainment to raise vital funds for Music Venue Trust’s Emergency Response Programme – to help and protect UK Grassroots Music Venues under threat.



An open letter to Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr MBE.

Want to help us stop venue closures? Join us on Twitter NOW and #FIGHTBACK

FIGHTBACK bands announced so far:
The Carnabys
Check back for updates. Full announcement coming soon.

Louder Than War to Tackle Music Industry Issues at Venues Day 2016

UK Music: Measuring Music Report – Music industry contributed £4.1bn towards the UK economy. From the report: “In 2015 a total audience of 27.7 million attended live music events in the UK. In 2015 the live market showed a slight dip in its overall GVA contribution, predominantly attributable to a decline in grassroots music venues. It is essential that we must ensure the challenges facing this vital part of the music-ecosystem are addressed in order to secure continued growth and investment in live music. We need policies and investment to secure a platform for the headliners and chart toppers of tomorrow.”

Join the London March to save Hackney Music Venue ‘Passing Clouds’ starting in Hoxton Square on 17 Sept at 4pm

MVT statements – one and two about the closure of Fabric nightclub in Islington, London

Guardian – Close clubs like Fabric and the whole city loses out

Sunday Mirror – Mourning glory: Last orders for hundreds of music pubs that helped launch careers of top bands

MBJ: Crowding Out Live MusicIf you want a handy summary of the issues we are tackling, this is a good one. Well referenced and evidenced. Maybe try and get your local council to read it?

Watch this important interview with Sadiq Khan about the future of live music venues and clubs in London.

Louder Than War – What’s the future for grassroots music venues and touring?

Wales Online – How to make music in Wales prosper, according to industry experts

IQ Mag – Small London Venues protected from developers – Wandsworth Council saves 120 bars & taverns using Article 4 Directions

Music Business Journal – Crowding Out Live Music

Consequence of Sound – Going to concerts regularly leads to a happier life

Music Heritage UK – The Court of Appeal have ruled in favour of East London music venue and pub, The George Tavern, by overturning a planning decision to allow new flats to be built in close proximity to the established venue.

London Live – Music venues generate nearly £1bn for London’s economy