Grassroots music venues take a cost-of-living hit as Music Venue Trust moves ahead with ‘radical’ solution
Industry leaders fear for the long-term impact on the UK music industry over the challenges faced by grassroots music venues amid the cost-of-living crisis.
Number of gigs at grassroots venues almost 17% lower than pre-pandemic levels
A new report from Music Venue Trust (MVT), the organisation supporting grassroots music venues, has revealed the latest figures on the health of live music venues – and numbers from last year are still well below pre-pandemic levels.
Independent Venue Week gets underway – and this year feels more vital than ever
Independent Venue Week, an annual celebration of independent music and arts venues across the country, has begun – at a time when such sites face more challenges than ever.
Ed Sheeran backs Music Venue Trust’s ‘Own Our Venues’ campaign
The Music Venue Trust’s campaign to support grassroots music venues across the UK has received a big boost, gaining the backing of none other than Ed Sheeran.
Even with the Energy Bill Relief scheme, UK grassroots music venues are in dire straits
The Music Venue Trust (MVT) have expanded on their statement “warmly” welcoming the government’s Energy Bill Relief scheme to support businesses, but have told whynow there is far more support needed to combat the “continual wave of challenges which have simply swamped venue operators” since the spring of 2020.
Music Venue Trust calls for more support over energy costs
Though saying that Liz Truss’ new policy over energy costs “goes some way in alleviating the challenge” faced by the live music sector, the Music Venue Trust have urged the government “to take further action to ensure a long-term solution”.
Music venues need help with energy bills to prevent closure, says UK Music chief
UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has said that music venues, studios and other music businesses face closure without swift action to help with rising energy bills.
Music Venue Trust Scheme Launched to Purchase Grassroots Venues
A new initiative from the Music Venue Trust (MVT) has been launched to try and purchase the freehold of grassroots music venues across the UK, in a bid to secure their long-term futures.