Britain Deserves a Grassroots Music Venue Circuit fit for the Artists and Audience of the 21st Century

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It’s Time: Britain Deserves a Grassroots Music Venue Circuit fit for the Artists and Audience of the 21st Century

Music Venue Trust has announced its response to HM Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper and Creative Sector Review. You can read all about it and download the full response from our website here: http://musicvenuetrust.com/…/its-time-britain-deserves-wor…/

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Save London Music Campaign welcomes Amy Lamé appointment as UK’s first-ever Night Czar

The Save London Music campaign today welcomed the news that the mayor of London has appointed Amy Lamé as the Night Czar with a specific brief to ensure that Londons night time industries, including live music venues, are represented at the highest levels and have a proper advocate in local government.

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Music Venues Trust launches Fightback – Emergency Response Team

Tuesday 18 October,

Roundhouse

“The Gig with no acts…… yet”

Following a seemingly never-ending tsunami of stories about venues across the UK coming under threat or closing down, Music Venue Trust today announces a one-off evening of music: FIGHTBACK will take place at The Roundhouse, London on Tuesday 18 October to raise vital funds to create a new service to stop the closures. The event will support the launch of a brand new nationwide service from Music Venue Trust which will directly stop music venue closures by tackling thenumber 1 cause of those closures; the cost and complexity of legal advice and expert opinion on planning, development, noise and licensing issues

But as of right now, no artists or bands, backline or lights, road crew, sound engineers or lighting technicians are booked.

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A major victory for the Save London Music Campaign

Today,  just over a year since the launch of the Save London Music Campaign, The Save London Music Campaign,  UK Music, Music Venue Trust and Musicians’ Union welcome new Government legislation to protect music venues in planning law following a meeting with Ministers at the Department for Communities and Local Government, alongside Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey MP.

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Save The George Tavern in Stepney

Famous Pub and Live Music Venue The George Tavern in Stepney, East London has been given a lifeline to make its case at the Court of Appeal as it was granted the right to appeal against plans to build flats next to the established music venue and pub. The luxury flats pose a significant threat to the future of the George, a pub famous for its live music.

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Comment – Time for music lovers to put their money where their mouth is

The Save London Music Campaign is committed to preserving the cultural heritage of London. There are many great pubs and clubs in London doing great things with Live music. If properly managed and run, music can have a massive positive impact on the economic viability of a pub. We have seen dozens of great examples of new management transforming clapped out pubs into thriving and vibrant hubs of local communities.

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Independent Venue Week – London venue details

Monday 25th January – Sunday 31st January 2016

Independent Venue Week is a 7 day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out.

 

These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Independent Venue Week brings together these venues along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs at the end of January.

These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in this country and Independent Venue Week wants to recognise all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.

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