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Entries in 'live music' (18)

Will virtual reality gigs help or hinder live music?

Will virtual reality gigs help or hinder live music?

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The live music scene is essential to most working musicians.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 5:01PM
Harlow venue The Square to re-open

Harlow venue The Square to re-open

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Harlow, Essex music venue The Square is set to re-open just five months after closing due to a period of inactivity at the site.

Daniel Gumble
on May 16th 2016 at 8:53AM
Is UK live music in decline? Report says 63 per cent of people haven't been to a gig in past year

Is UK live music in decline? Report says 63 per cent of people haven't been to a gig in past year

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Concerns over the future of the UK’s live music industry have been raised after new research conducted by AV and lighting firm AVonics revealed that 63 per cent of the ...

Daniel Gumble
on Mar 16th 2016 at 11:20AM
New Government legislation to protect music venues

New Government legislation to protect music venues

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The Government has today announced new legislation to protect music venues in planning law, following meetings with industry organisations UK Music, Music Venue Trust and the Musicians’ Union.

Daniel Gumble
on Mar 14th 2016 at 12:07PM

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Live music boosts Bristol economy to the tune of £123 million

Live music boosts Bristol economy to the tune of £123 million

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Last year saw the city of Bristol’s local economy bolstered by live music to the tune of £123 million, according to new research by Buckinghamshire New University and UK Music.

Daniel Gumble
on Mar 8th 2016 at 11:41AM
BILLY LUNN: 'Small venues are cultural lifelines to the poorest in our communities'

BILLY LUNN: 'Small venues are cultural lifelines to the poorest in our communities'

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In an MI Pro exclusive, The Subways frontman, Billy Lunn, has penned a passionate tribute to the recently closed live music venue The Square in Harlow, whilst also highlighting ...

Daniel Gumble
on Mar 8th 2016 at 9:54AM
2016 Music Cities Convention details announced

2016 Music Cities Convention details announced

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The Music Cities Convention returns for its third outing this year, taking place on May 18th at the University of Brighton’s Sallis Benney Theatre.

Daniel Gumble
on Feb 18th 2016 at 4:19PM
Norwich venue at war with landlord after being forced to close

Norwich venue at war with landlord after being forced to close

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The Owl Sanctuary, a popular live music venue in Norwich, has hit out at its landlord after claiming that the premises had been sold to a property owner behind the ...

Daniel Gumble
on Jan 7th 2016 at 1:53PM

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UK venues welcome 'agent of change' amendments to Planning Bill

UK venues welcome 'agent of change' amendments to Planning Bill

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UK music venues are singing the praises of an amendment to today’s Government’s Planning Bill, which would place an agent of change principle on a statutory basis into UK law.

Daniel Gumble
on Dec 8th 2015 at 9:14AM
Music now contributes more than £4bn to UK economy

Music now contributes more than £4bn to UK economy

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UK Music has today published 'Measuring Music 2015' – its annual economic study revealing the scale of the music industry’s contribution to the UK economy.

on Nov 5th 2015 at 10:30AM
MUSICIANS' UNION: Supporting grassroots venues

MUSICIANS' UNION: Supporting grassroots venues

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In its latest MI Pro column, the Musicians’ Union discusses the work it’s doing in support of grassroots venues across the UK…

Daniel Gumble
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 10:28AM
UK's live music scene in 'crisis', says 100 Club owner

UK's live music scene in 'crisis', says 100 Club owner

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The closure of venues up and down the country has left the nation’s live music scene ‘crisis’, Jeff Horton, owner of London’s 100 Club has told the BBC.

Daniel Gumble
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 11:33AM

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Mayor of London's Music Venue Taskforce launches venues report

Mayor of London's Music Venue Taskforce launches venues report

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The Mayor of London’s Music Venue Taskforce has launched a new report, which presents several recommendations that could help protect grassroots music venues in the capital.

Daniel Gumble
on Oct 21st 2015 at 1:02PM
New live music venue to open in Edinburgh

New live music venue to open in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh’s Old Town is about to get a new 900-capacity live music venue in the form of Stramash.

Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 11:37AM
London venue The Troubadour escapes closure

London venue The Troubadour escapes closure

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London-based café and live music venue The Troubadour has been saved from closure by an existing shareholder, according to The Standard.

Daniel Gumble
on Aug 18th 2015 at 1:12PM