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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By Roger Tichborne, Founder of the Save London Music Campaign. Summer feels like it has arrived in our little corner of the worlds greatest city. Even better news is that we have a couple of amazing weekends of live music coming up. On the 19th and 20th, we have the amazing North Finchley Festival. There will be nearly 60 bands playing at six venues in North Finchley. We’ve got an eclectic mix of music with just about every genre of … read more
After a decade and a half of decline, we are finally starting to see the tide turn in the battle to save Londons live music scene. In 2016 the Mayor of London set up a London Music Board and has also appointed a Night Tzar for music (Amy Lame). A recent report by the board has reported that the tide is turning and for the first time in a decade, the number of grassroots venues has remained stable.