The UK’s first ever national live music census took place in spring 2017: for 24 hours from noon on Thursday 9th March, an army of volunteers went out and about to live music events in Glasgow, Newcastle-Gateshead, Oxford, Leeds, Southampton and Brighton (and 1st June in Liverpool), from pub gigs to massed choirs to arena concerts. A nationwide online survey for musicians, venues, promoters and audiences was online from March until June.
The intention was to help measure live music’s cultural and economic value, discover what challenges the sector is facing and inform policy to help it flourish. The census covers all genres and takes a broad definition of live music to include events featuring DJs.
The UK Live Music Census was organised by researchers from the Live Music Exchange research group, a collaboration across the universities of Edinburgh, Newcastle and the University of Turku (Finland). In 2015, the same researchers organised a pilot live music census in Edinburgh, inspired by work in Melbourne by Dobe Newton in 2012.
READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE – http://uklivemusiccensus.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/UK-Live-Music-Census-2017-executive-summary.pdf
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We have been working with these guys on and off for around six months now and we cant wait for the launch of the Key Card.
The Discount/Loyalty card hybrid is aimed at music lovers and offers discounts and exclusive offers at Liverpool’s music venues…..Not only that but they are building up a pretty impressive list of bars, shops, coffee shops and other services around town that compliment the overall mission of the Key Card.
They have just announced that they are working in association with the Music Venue Trust and will be donating 5% of all card sales and other activities to support the great work the trust do for grassroots music venues in the UK.
So in becoming a KEY CARD member you are directly supporting grassroots music venues in Liverpool & beyond
While they are still working on the launch of the card and fine tuning their website, the way the Key Card intends to support the grassroots venues and bands in Liverpool is something we look forward to being part of. Show your support: FACEBOOK TWITTER
On Tuesday 20th October 2015 the MVT held a landmark event in the legendary Ministry Of Sound in London. 300 delegates turned up for the SOLD OUT event, to discuss the threats that grassroots music venues face in the current climate. A mix of rising rents, changes in planning laws plus greedy developers invading cities across the UK has seen 35% of our capitals venues close since 2007. However this is not an issue that solely affects London….Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds & Manchester have also seen venues closing and threatened with closure. Once gone this affects the grassroots scene irreversibly.
Every musician cuts their teeth touring such venues and that goes for every musician since the dawn of the touring scene….and every musician that has gone on to put the UK on the map as the number 1 country for music worldwide….
The turnout for venues day showed how far the MVT have come since setting up the trust in 2014, with a plethora of industry heads in attendance, Steve Lamaq, BBC 6 Music, Ed Vaizey, Minister of State Culture, Geoff Taylor, CEO BPI & BRIT Awards and Mark Davyd CEO Music Venue Trust, to name a few…. appearing on panels discussing various ways of tackling the issues the venues face now and in the future and how to navigate them.
They also launched the RESCUE PLAN on how to go about saving our capitals music venues, which has been back by Boris Johnson…Read More Here
Now they plan to tackle the rest of the country…
Check out MVT’s site here for more info on the great work they do….