Throwing A Lifeline To Grass Roots Music Venues – Horace Trubridge

Throwing A Lifeline To Grass Roots Music Venues – Horace Trubridge

Horace Trubridge, Assistant General Secretary of the Musicians’ Union reflects on his experience of music venues and the increasingly challenging environment in which they operate. He suggests that if a healthy grass roots live scene is key to the emergence of the talent which fuels the music industry, shouldn’t the industry be doing more to help?  

The ecology of live music – Neil McSweeney

Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Neil McSweeney explores the idea that, for a healthy live music ecosystem within a locality, there might be an optimum number – or at the least, a minimum provision – of rehearsal spaces, recording facilities and performance spaces for a given population with a given demographic make-up. In doing do, he paves the way towards further research while highlighting its importance for policy makers and local governments.  

Liberating Creativity – UK Music (2010)

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.  

A Sound Performance – Cliff Dane, Andy Feist and Kate Manton (1999)

This publication provides a commentary on the report ‘Sound Performance – The Economic Value of Music to the United Kingdom’ which summarises the statistical dimensions of the UK music industry, with particular reference to expenditure, turnover, ‘value added’ and overseas earnings.