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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In times like this, London needs music and it is one thing we can safely enjoy. Our campaign has historically been about preserving venues, but at present, our focus shifts to the people who really matter, musicians. There is no live music in London. Musicians who rely on gigs to pay the bills are not earning a bean. Few musicians are flush with cash at the best of times. Can we ask the listeners to do three things to support … read more
London has seen an amazing renaissance of live music in the last couple of years and the Govt & Mayor have taken many of our suggestions on board. However, Corona virus is a very clear and present danger and threatens to stop this in its tracks. There are three main areas that are being hit 1. Venues and promoters. People are not going out, so money is not being spent. Rent and staff costs still have to be met. Unexpected … read more
By Roger Tichborne – Save London Music Campaign What industries does the UK lead the world in? There is only one I can think of only one (but then I work in it). That is the music industry. Have you ever wondered why this is? There are several major reasons for this.