About Music Venue Trust

Music Venue Trust is a charity created in January 2014 that exists to protect, secure & develop UK Grassroots Live Music Venues.


Incredible response to initial launch of programme for young female promoters Live Nation and DHP Family join list of music industry supporters and partners Music Venue Trust and Music Planet Live are delighted that following the successful launch of their Fightback Grassroots Promoter initiative, the programme is being expanded with [...]

2018-04-27T16:27:40+00:00March 22nd, 2018|


Exciting new initiative from Music Planet Live and Music Venue Trust 100 new young female promoters - 100 new shows - 100 grassroots music venues Music Venue Trust and Music Planet Live are delighted to announce a major new partnership to reinvigorate and diversify the grassroots music scene in the [...]

2018-04-27T16:27:36+00:00March 12th, 2018|

UK Live Music Census 2017

UK Live Music Census 2017   The UK Live Music Census was released on Friday, and it's really packed full of useful information you should know and can use. More than three quarters of people surveyed had visited small music venues - defined as those with a capacity of [...]

2018-02-20T14:59:05+00:00February 21st, 2018|

Artists Step Forward To Support Music Venue Trust’s Work

Artists Step Forward To Support Music Venue Trust’s Work Music Venue Trust places the ability of artists to develop their careers at the heart of its mission to protect, secure and improve grassroots music venues. These small, independent venues act as the research and development department of the UK Music [...]

2018-02-15T11:43:58+00:00February 15th, 2018|


The State of The Nation First the good news. Congratulations to our friends and partners at Independent Venue Week on another fantastic year shining a light on music venues. The support from BBC Radio 6 Music was amazing and it was great to hear so many personal stories from venues [...]

2018-02-08T10:05:16+00:00February 8th, 2018|

Music Venue Trust Launches FIGHTBACK across the UK

Music Venue Trust Launches FIGHTBACK across UK 100+ Shows • 100+ Venues • Limited Edition T-Shirts • Sold Out Dates NEW WEBSITE - MVTFIGHTBACK.COM Music Venue Trust (MVT) is excited to announce the launch of FIGHTBACK, the public facing fundraising arm of the UK registered charity, with four SOLD OUT [...]

2018-04-19T16:18:48+00:00February 6th, 2018|

Campaign for Agent of Change takes huge step forward

Campaign for Agent of Change takes huge step forward 10 January 2018 was an important day for Music Venue Trust, our network of grassroots music venues and everyone who supports our work. Over three years ago we introduced the concept of Agent of Change into the UK (following its success [...]

2018-01-11T18:33:27+00:00January 11th, 2018|

Agent Of Change is Policy D12 in London Plan 2018

With huge thanks to our colleagues at UK Music and Musicians' Union, and a special nod to Jeff Horton at The 100 Club and Auro Foxcroft at Village Underground, we are delighted to announce that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched The London Plan 2018..... and policy D12 [...]

2017-12-13T17:56:05+00:00November 30th, 2017|
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