MVT report reveals decline in UK independent venues’ concerts

There are positive figures in UK charity the Music Venue Trust’s latest annual report… but also plenty of worrying stats too. The post MVT report reveals decline in UK independent venues’ concerts appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Music Venue Trust names first Pipeline Investment Fund grants

In October, the UK’s Music Venue Trust announced its latest fund to help grassroots venues who are struggling: the Pipeline Investment Fund. The post Music Venue Trust names first Pipeline Investment Fund grants appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Sony Music, WMG and Ticketmaster back ‘Own Our Venues’ campaign

UK charity the Music Venue Trust launched its ‘Own Our Venues’ campaign earlier this year with the aim of raising enough money to buy the freeholds of independent music venues, and thus safeguard their futures. The post Sony Music, WMG and Ticketmaster back ‘Own Our Venues’ campaign appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Music Venue Trust launches new fund for grassroots UK venues

The UK’s Music Venue Trust continues its work to help independent venues stay open amid continuing economic headwinds. The post Music Venue Trust launches new fund for grassroots UK venues appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

UK venue bodies react to government’s energy-relief plans

Bodies representing music venues in the UK have warned that spiralling costs of gas and electricity could put members out of business. The post UK venue bodies react to government’s energy-relief plans appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Tim Burgess is selling earphones to raise money for venues

Thankfully for fans of British music of a certain era and geographic origin, Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess hasn’t spent the Covid-19 lockdown spouting conspiracy-theory claptrap. Instead, he launched Tim’s Twitter Listening Party to bring cheer to a growing community of music fans. Now he’s building on that to raise money to support independent venues by… selling earphones! […]

Music Venue Trust takes 13 more venues off its crisis list

Here’s some more positive news from the campaign in the UK to preserve the future of independent music venues hit by the Covid-19 shutdown. The Music Venue Trust has taken 13 more ‘grassroots music venues’ (GMVs) off its ‘red list’ of venues in imminent danger of permanent closure. That’s nearly half of the 30 venues it […]

Music Venue Trust criticises PRS for Music’s livestream rate

The row over British collecting society PRS for Music’s new livestreams licence continues, with the Music Venue Trust weighing in with a statement offering strong criticism of the society’s approach. It refers to its work with PRS for Music on Covid-19 relief last year. “At no time during those regular conversations across 8 months has anybody suggested […]

Music Venue Trust launches new ‘Traffic Light’ campaign

UK body the Music Venue Trust had great success recently in helping grassroots venues secure £41.4m in government funding to secure their futures. Now it’s kicking off a new phase of its campaign to protect hundreds of venues in the UK as the Covid-19 live-music lockdown continues there. This phase is focusing on 30 venues who *didn’t* […]

Today’s positive music industry-related coronavirus news (27 April)

The UK’s Music Venue Trust (MVT) is launching a campaign called #saveourvenues, which aims to drum up support for 556 ‘grassroots music venues’ that it says are in danger of permanent closure in the UK. “The situation is dire, government support has been exhausted, and it now falls to artists, music fans, local communities and the […]

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