independent venues

Playlist: Fightback Bristol

The inaugural Fightback Bristol comes to the city this February to celebrate grassroots music venues and encourage audiences to support them. Here the organisers choose some top picks from the bill...

Interview: Sybil Bell, Independent Venue Week

'Nobody would be playing festivals or arenas without the work that goes in to these new bands' - IVW founder, Sybil Bell, chats to us about the importance of grassroots venues ahead of this year's event...

Interview: Liam Naughton, Invisible Wind Factory

'Ask anyone with a great music programme in their venue and they will tell you it's definitely NOT a get rich quick scheme. We do it for the love of it' - Liam Naughton on how IWF is overcoming venue challenges...

Interview: Rachel Nelken, The Albany

'Collaborating with artists is the thing that drives us. What we’re really interested in is how we can make a difference' - The Albany's Rachel Nelken on how the south London venue is supporting talent...

In print: M70

Nadine Shah // Music Recognition Technology // Library Music // Independent Venues // Erol Alkan // Tanita Tikaram // Shiva Feshareki // Rina Mushonga

Interview: Howard Monk, The End Festival

'There are small-looking "indie" events popping up all over, which are anything but "indie" or run by small companies,' The End Festival founder Howard Monk on DIY in live music...