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How Soon Is Now?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 August 2015 | (00:00)

"When you say it's going to happen now, when exactly do you mean?"

This is an article about a globally important UK product. A part of the ecosystem of the industry that creates that product is under real, serious, and urgent threat. The product on which that industry depends...

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What's Happening to Our Music Venues?

(3) Comments | Posted 27 January 2015 | (10:42)

In December 2014 Music Venue Trust organised the first national gathering of small and medium scale music venues from across the UK, Venues Day 2014. This week sees the first publication of the research conducted by the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in the lead up to and during Venues...

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Frank Turner Wants a Word With You

(3) Comments | Posted 11 September 2014 | (16:33)

Britain's small music venues face a lot of threats right now. There are falling audiences, low ticket prices, wider problems in the music industry and a host of other day-to-day challenges which make them very difficult to keep open. But in the middle of all that, we have accidentally let...

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How to Save Live Music in the UK

(8) Comments | Posted 31 August 2014 | (07:37)

The UK Music Industry was valued at £3.5billion in 2012. Huge swathes of that value came from the frontline talent we have produced; Adele, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Elbow or Noel Gallagher, take your pick. But each and every one of the artists who sold those records and reached out to...

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X Factor Rhythmix Row Has Cost My Charity £8k - and It's Still Not Over

(28) Comments | Posted 9 November 2011 | (22:00)

Hopefully by now you might have heard of a little charity I work for called Rhythmix. Maybe you know us for all the great work we've done over 12 years working with vulnerable young people across the south east of England.

Possibly you've heard about the very...

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