agent of change
UK Music celebrated a ‘landmark victory' yesterday as the Scottish government announced it will back vital plans to save music venues under threat from developers.
The UK’s first live music census reports the threats faced by small venues, as well as their cultural and economic value.
The campaign to save music venues by imposing stricter rules on property developers has been backed by the government, which UK Music described as 'a seismic victory.'
The Pink Floyd drummer made the comments outside Parliament this morning, where leading music figures gathered in support of the Agent of Change bill being brought to the House of Commons.
The likes of Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Sandie Shaw, Nadine Shah, Imogen Heap and Billy Bragg will launch a parliamentary battle this morning to save music venues from closure.
Former culture minister Ed Vaizey MP and David Warburton MP have backed UK Music's campaign to protect music venues threatened with closure.
The industry body unveiled the new legislation in a speech at Venues Day and will outline the measures in Parliament later this year.