Over the last decade, the barrage of stories about UK venue closures has made for depressing reading. We take a look beyond the headlines to tentatively ask: are we starting to see green shoots for the grassroots?
UK Music has published an alarming new report that describes the challenges facing the future of British music including education, infrastructure and finance.
Music Venue Trust and Red Stripe have teamed up on a new initiative to support grassroots venues and give young people opportunities to join the sector.
Former culture minister Ed Vaizey MP and David Warburton MP have backed UK Music's campaign to protect music venues threatened with closure.
They're joined by Be Charlotte, Rhoda Dakar and Bright Light Bright Light who have all stepped forward to help secure the future of grassroots music venues.
Chief executive Michael Dugher described the Government’s recent business rates revaluation as 'woefully unjust' and is demanding that the Chancellor orders an urgent review.
The industry body unveiled the new legislation in a speech at Venues Day and will outline the measures in Parliament later this year.
Music Venue Trust (MVT) is to launch its Manifesto for Music Venues at The Great Escape later this week.
The Garage, one of London’s most iconic music venues and site of Orbital’s PRS for Music Heritage Award, has reopened.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a consultation into the health of the capital’s nightlife.