Music Venue Trust welcomes UK Governments decision to allow indoor performances, but warns much more must be done

After the UK Government eased lockdown rules on live shows in England, Music Venue Trust warns that only a small percentage of venues will be financially able to re-open. Venues were orignally scheduled to re-open…

Live music in the UK confirmed to get COVID-19 VAT break

The UK’s culture minister has confirmed that a VAT cut to help British industries get back on track will apply for live music as well. As the UK government encourage people to get back onto…

Outdoor concerts allowed to return in the UK

The British government have allowed gigs to return but they will have to follow guidelines and must be outside. The British government are encouraging a return to the high street and are even promoting eating…

UK Government announce £1.57 billion in funding for the arts

After an outcry from those in the music industry for the Government to help out music venues with the #LetTheMusicPlay initiative, Boris Johnson announced £1.57bn in funding for the arts. In May, the Music Venue Trust…

Music Venue Trust call on the UK Government for £50m funding for venues

Music Venue Trust has raised £2 million in the UK for venues who face permenant closure due to COVID-19. Now MVT request urgent help from the Government. Since launching the #saveourvenues initiative in April and…

Musicians’ Union calls for extension to UK Government support schemes for musicians

With COVID-19 cancelling live events and negatively impacting musicians incomes, Musicians’ Union’s General Secretary Horace Trubridge calls for more financial support and a review into streaming models. UK Parliament’s Culture, Media And Sport Select Committee held…