Friday, February 03, 2017

Live and learn

Independent Venue Week may have been and gone for another year, but you can still support the live music scene - by being a regular gig-goer, of course, but also by signing up to take part in the inaugural UK Live Music Census, which will take place in March.

The project involves three universities (Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow) as well as the Music Venue Trust, the Musicians' Union and UK Music, is run by members of the Live Music Exchange and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The objective is simply to canvas the thoughts of punters, promoters, musicians and venue owners on the value of live music and on the challenges the UK scene is facing - presumably with the long-term goal of being able to bring in measures that will be effective in nullifying or overcoming those challenges.

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