SAVE LIVE MUSIC IN LONDON
Roger Tichborne set up the #SaveLondonMusic campaign in response to the closure of six local music venues in Mill Hill and the closure of two well respected recording/rehearsal studios in Southgate. Now over 20 London Studios and venues have signed up as supporters of the growing campaign. The campaign has also received endorsements from several well known musicians including Lee Thompson of Madness...
- FACT: One quarter of all London Music Venues have shut in eight years.
- FACT: In Mill Hill, NW7, one small district of London 6 music venues have closed in 7 years.
- FACT: Half of all commercial recording studios in London have closed since 2000
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The budget is imminent. After the bleakest two years in living memory for the live music scene, Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, has a unique opportunity to save the UK’s live music scene. It is no exaggeration to state that the industry is facing an existential crisis. Venues have closed, people have left the indusrty, travelling to gigs has become costlier and there are all to real worries for some about health.
By Roger Tichborne There are few sectors that have suffered more than live music in London. It is not just venues closing their doors with no notice that is an issue. The staff that earned their livelihoods working in the music sector, especially freelancers, have had no income for the best part of eighteen months.