DCMS Live Music Inquiry Report Released Today Damian Collins MP, Chair of the DCMS Committee “Urgent action is needed if the live music industry is to continue to make a significant contribution to both the economy and cultural life of the country. We also look to the music industry to make sure [...]
Music Venues Need Strategic Support as Much as Crisis Management Photo by Dom Moore It seems like every week brings at least one story of a Grassroots Music Venue facing a crisis or closing, and last week was a particularly frustrating one as a wealth of support and fundraising still could not prevent the [...]
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Fightback: Grassroots Promoter Scheme - One Year On A year after its launch, Music Venue Trust is making a call out for new partners and sponsors to take forward its successful Fightback: Grassroots Promoter initiative. The programme helps young women take their first steps into promoting live music, providing them with the financing, [...]
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Venue Champions Needed To Help Protect Grassroots Music Venues Music Venue Trust is seeking the assistance of music fans across the UK in conducting its annual survey of Grassroots Music Venues. A key part of building evidence to support the Pipeline Investment Fund, MVT’s major investment initiative with music industry partners from 29 April to [...]
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Our Growing Silence Produced and Directed by Billy Abbott. Bristol Live Music Census reported that live music generated £123 million for the local Bristol economy in 2015, yet 50% of venues felt threatened by development, noise or planning issues. In Plymouth popular music venues including the Cooperage, White Rabbit, and The Voodoo Lounge/Mambos have recently [...]
FIGHTBACK BRISTOL 4-18th February 2019 100+ SHOWS | 14 VENUES | 2 WEEKS OF LIVE MUSIC Listings here: www.mvtfightback.com/bristol Grassroots Music Venues across Bristol unite to create fortnight festival of music - Fightback Bristol. 16 participating venues already confirmed – over 130 shows Music Venue Trust are delighted to announce Fightback Bristol, a 2 [...]
Music Industry Rallies Around Pipeline Investment Fund Key organisations from across the music business have pledged to tackle the crisis facing grassroots music venues in the UK. The signatures to a Statement of Intent for a Pipeline Development Fund include the Musicians Union, UK Live Music, Concert Promoters Association, National Arena Association, Entertainment [...]
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Venues Day 2019 Date Announced Music Venue Trust is delighted to share the news that it will return to Islington Assembly Hall, London for the 2019 edition of Venues Day on Wednesday 9 October. Building on the success of the 2018 national networking event, we will use more spaces in the complex to [...]
150+ SHOWS | 16+ VENUES | 2 WEEKS OF LIVE MUSIC Grassroots Music Venues across Manchester unite to create fortnight festival of music - Fightback Manchester. 16 participating venues already confirmed – over 150 shows Music Venue Trust are delighted to announce #FIGHTBACK Manchester, a 2 week celebration of Manchester’s vital Grassroots Music Venues [...]
Photo by Jannica Honey Lord Tim Clement-Jones' Opening Speech, Venues Day 2018 I am delighted to be helping to introduce the fifth Venues Day. I've attended all of them, from when Music Venue Trust and the Music Venues Alliance was just a concept through to now. There are now 470 venue members of the [...]
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