Live Music Venues

Why Live Music Fans In The UK Need Grassroots Venues

Elise Wouters | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Elise Wouters

Independent music venues in the UK face tough times. While some thrive, like The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, a significant number struggles to survive due to rising rents, council license restrictions and redevelopment plans. In a time of financial uncertainty and global political division, we need their DIY-culture and punk spirit more than ever. Not least of all the audience.

David Bowie Could Have Been A Figment Of Your Imagination.

Jack Mercer | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jack Mercer

We, The Carnabys, gave away all of our pre-order earnings from this summer's album release to the Trust. 'Too Much, Never Enough' is an album that we are really proud of and we haven't taken this decision lightly. However its even more important to us that we - and the bands coming up behind - actually have somewhere to play in 5 years time. So if you want to really go and see the next Bowie rather than imagine what might have been, get on board and help us to #savelivemusic.

Get Me Some Chains for Christmas

Mark Davyd | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mark Davyd

Bluntly, Councils don't act to protect music venues faced with closure because they don't value them enough. They don't insist developers should protect them, because they don't understand how important they are.

How Soon Is Now?

Mark Davyd | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mark Davyd

A combination of legal, licensing, costs and trading issues has resulted in the outcome that running a grassroots music venue in the UK is economically non-viable. We need to make it viable or we will lose it.

Winning Fans One Living Room at a Time

Adam Hamdy | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I've previously written about Josh Savage a very talented singer songwriter. In addition to possessing prodigious talent, Josh has to be one of the h...

Why Go to Small Live Music Venues?

Chloe Bevan | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chloe Bevan

Over recent years the likes of Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, as well as, London have all since some of their smaller music venues lost to time and the lack of an audience, but why? When the underground rock music scene is healthier than it has ever been, with even more great and unique bands coming up the ranks.

What's Happening to Our Music Venues?

Mark Davyd | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Davyd

What quickly emerges is that our live music venue circuit is in a perilous and precarious state, facing an uncertain future that despite the passion of the people involved in it is at real risk. We need to be openly discussing and airing those challenges with our live music industry colleagues.

Save Live Music in the UK, Support Independent Venue Week 2015 

Andy Parker | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Andy Parker

Why are music venues in the UK dropping like flies? Is it due to abatement notices and local council bureaucracy? Is it down to young people now believing that music careers are achieved by attending auditions for TV shows? Thanks a bunch, Simon Cowell!

The Economic Impact of Improving Live Music Accessibility

Suzanne Bull MBE | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Suzanne Bull MBE

Attitude is Everything, the charity of which I am CEO, campaigns for improved access to live music for Deaf and disabled people and so we have an interest in both these debates.

Frank Turner Wants a Word With You

Mark Davyd | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Davyd

Agent of Change has been trialed and tested in Australia and it works; better planning, better developments, people thinking about what exists where they want to live and how they will live there, music venues and others thinking more about their neighbours.

How to Save Live Music in the UK

Mark Davyd | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Davyd

Music venues are fighting off noise complaints, abatement notices and planning applications; 12 venues are already under threat, an avalanche will follow if we don't take action. We are genuinely facing a meltdown in the British live music circuit while the government sits on its hands reciting legal precedents from the 1800s.

Save the Music Venue

Horace Trubridge | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

I still remember how hard it is to get a baby to go to sleep when there is a distracting noise. Nevertheless, if I chose to move into a flat or a house which is situated near a music venue then surely I'm likely to know that there will be times when I will hear the music coming from the venue, and if I have young children or a predilection for insomnia to contend with then maybe I should consider moving somewhere else.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 29 April - 5 May 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

If it's new music and awesome gigs you're after, you've come to the right place. You can stop the search and whip your diaries out cos we've got some dates right here that you need to make a note of. NOW.

Why Can't Younger Fans See Their Favourite Bands?

Molly McGreevy | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Molly McGreevy

When there is no age limit on buying music magazines, or downloading songs, it seems ridiculous that young teens are missing out on being true music fans and seeing their favourite bands at their local venue.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 25 Feb - 3 Mar 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Greetings, Super Fans- and welcome to the start of another fantastic week of new music. How about another bunch to get you started as we see what's coming up towards March?

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 21 Jan - 27 Jan 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Here's this week's top five Emerging Icons Live... miss them at your peril!

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: Jan 7th- Jan 13th 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

To get us started as we mean to go on, there's five awesome gigs to get pencilled in as we reveal our Top Five Emerging Icons Live for the first full week of the year.