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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Venues Day 2016 News
Live Music Exchange Blog – Ten things learned from Venues Day 2016 by Emma Webster – interesting analysis of Venues Day 2016 from Live Music Exchange, well worth a read.
Make a donation to Emergency Response, our Venue saving service.
The Mayor of London’s ’24 Hour London’ website
Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 6 Music are hosting T-Shirt Day on 25th Nov, a celebration of band T-Shirts. Please email Steve’s producer, Tom Billington with pictures of your venue staff in band T-Shirts, and they will plug your venue.
Join the London March to save Hackney Music Venue ‘Passing Clouds’ starting in Hoxton Square on 17 Sept at 4pm
A small victory: Edinburgh Council agrees to relax their amplified live music policy from “to be inaudible” to “shall not be an audible nuisance” in neighbouring residential properties.
Louder Than War – What’s the future for grassroots music venues and touring?
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.”
Watch this important interview with Sadiq Khan about the future of live music venues and clubs in London.
— Music Venue Trust (@musicvenuetrust) October 21, 2016
POLL: What do you think is the number 1 root cause of venue closures in the UK? Vote Now! #FIGHTBACK
— Music Venue Trust (@musicvenuetrust) September 15, 2016
@UK_Music's CEO Jo Dipple says 35-40% of grass roots music venues have closed in London over past 10 yrs which will impact long term growth
— Sky News Business (@SkyNewsBiz) September 12, 2016
Over the last 8 years London has lost 50% of its nightclubs and 40% of its live music venues. This decline must stop. #fabric
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) September 7, 2016
I’m in the process of appointing a Night Czar to ensure London thrives as a 24-hour city, in a way that is safe & enjoyable for all. #fabric
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) September 7, 2016
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancockMP) September 8, 2016
.@robertabwMP: "small venues are important for the future of the music industry" – we need Agent of Change to save grassroots venues.
— LabCultureMediaSport (@LabourDCMS) December 8, 2015
Metro – We need to protect the UK’s music venues before it’s too late by MVT CEO Mark Davyd
M-Magazine: Steve Lamacq: ‘Music Industry should give back to Grassroots Venues’
M-Magazine: Artists and venues need to communicate more, Venues Day panel agrees
M-Magazine: Sir Paul McCartney throws weight behind Grassroots Venues
Billboard: Paul McCartney Backs Campaign to Save Grassroots Music Venues in U.K.
London Evening Standard: Everything, Everything and Ed Harcourt to play Roundhouse Fightback fundraiser
Guardian: Help us to save music venues like Fabric
Guardian: Five of the best… rock & pop gigs
BBC Newsbeat: Small music venues ‘are still not being valued in the way they should be’
BBC Newsbeat: Everything Everything will headline a gig to stop music venues closing
NME: Watch Stephen Fry attack “greedy developers” as he supports campaign to save small music venues
NME: Everything Everything to play “save live music venues” Fightback benefit
NME: Charity to save live music venues announces major concert
Virgin Radio: We’re talking all things VenuesDay with Mark Davyd from Music Venue Trust
Huffington Post: What Route Can Music Take Without It’s Roots? by Tim Arnold from Save Soho
London Evening Standard: Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan says: “I intend to protect venues like the Curzon Mayfair by introducing an ‘Agent of Change’ rule into the next London Plan.”
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 Music – If 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?
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