It was the third year of Venues Day on Tuesday 18th October 2016 and once again, Live Music Exchange’s Emma Webster was there to hear the latest developments in the grassroots venue sector.
Louise Dodgson, Editor of The Unsigned Guide on the perils of pay to play at the grassroots level – she discusses what pay to play is and isn’t, and how to avoid pay to play.
Report co-produced by the Musicians’ Union and UK Music which assesses the impact of the Live Music Act 2012, published one year after the introduction of the Act.
Following on from Lord Clement-Jones’ blog post about the Campaign Against Leafleting Bans, Dr Emma Webster’s reply is based on her personal experiences as a flyerer, and on her doctoral research into the promotion of live music. In this post, she identifies a number of reasons why flyering is a vital part of grassroots live music promotion, including branding, networks, and cost.
A report by UK Music outlining the strength of the UK’s music industry and setting out its ambitions for the future, calling for action to support growth from both government and industry.