Music Venue Trust
The bassist is the first musician to become a trustee of the charity, which also announced new patrons Charlotte Hatherley, Slaves and The Anchoress.
The collecting society has applied to the Copyright Tribunal to vary the terms of its live music tariff, which covers the licensing of 30,000 events across the UK.
The charity has launched the major fundraising drive to help secure its future, culminating in a gig at Camden Electric Ballroom on 17 October.
Music Venue Trust has announced the launch of The Sandbox – a brand new interactive area at Venues Day which will connect the UK’s top agents and grassroots music venues.
Music Venue Trust (MVT) and TicketWeb have launched Grassroots Venues Tickets, a website for fans to find listings and tickets for grassroots music venues across the UK.
Live music venues across Europe will be coming together for #oneminuteformanchester to remember victims of the terror attack in the city.
Music Venue Trust (MVT) is to launch its Manifesto for Music Venues at The Great Escape later this week.
The UK music industry has welcomed a UK government housing white paper offering more protection for live music venues.
The Music Venue Trust has announced that Ministry of Sound chairman Lohan Presencer and Sarah Thirtle, head of business lending programmes at Creative United, will join its board of trustees.
Leading figures from across the live music industry have called for a change in venue licensing to make it easier to stage events and help the industry thrive.