Membership of The Trade Association of the Music Venues Alliance (TAMVA) will offer Grassroots Music Venues preferential and exclusive deals on insurance, legal support, finance, ticketing, business costs, audience development and promotion.

It will offer free advice on business development, business planning, sustainability, infrastructure and access.

Membership delivers £4,000 to £18,000 in direct financial benefits from our partners.

Become a Member of TAMVA here.

Venues Day 2016

Music Venue Trust is delighted to announce that Venues Day 2016 will take place on Tuesday 18 October at Roundhouse, London.

To be an Event Partner for Venues Day 2016, contact [email protected]

Music Venue Trust would like to thank our headline partners for making last year’s Venues Day 2015 such a roaring success. Thanks to the support of these organisations, venues from across the country were able to come and take part for free.

More about VENUES DAY 2016 here.

Music Venue Trust Tour


Come to a Welsh Music Venue Trust meeting on 17 May 2016 at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach

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‪#‎livemusichere‬ 5pm. Fridays.

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By | May 9th, 2016|Advice, Music Venues Alliance|0 Comments

Music Venue Trust on Tour! Welsh Music Venues meeting – 17 May 2016 at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach

Music Venue Trust invites Welsh music venues to come together on 17 May 2016 at Cardiff's Clwb Ifor Bach to discuss the Welsh live music scene & circuit.

By | April 26th, 2016|Music Venue Trust, On Tour!|0 Comments

Venues Day 2016 Gets New Headline Partner: UK Music

UK Music is the new headline partner for Venues Day 2016 at Roundhouse, London and upcoming meetings in Manchester, Leicester, Bristol & Cardiff.

By | April 6th, 2016|Venues Day|0 Comments

VICTORY for MUSIC VENUES! Developers now required to seek prior approval on noise impacts before usage change

VICTORY for MUSIC VENUES: Developers are now required to seek prior approval on noise impacts before they can change usage from office to residential

By | March 14th, 2016|Music Venue Trust|0 Comments

Music Venue Trust Tour – Manchester, Leicester & Bristol

We are delighted to announce three regional meetings for grassroots music venues to discuss local, regional and national issues impacting on the sector. We hope that if you represent a venue in England you will be able to join us at one of these events in Manchester, Leicester or Bristol.

By | March 12th, 2016|Music Venue Trust, On Tour!|0 Comments

Please answer this 6 question survey – in less than 60 seconds

Dear Friends, We have been asked by government to create the economic case for grassroots music venues, by getting some evidence on the economic activity that takes place because they [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Survey|0 Comments

Venues Day 2016 – 18 Oct at Roundhouse, London

Music Venue Trust is delighted to announce that Venues Day 2016 will take place on Tuesday 18 October at Roundhouse, London. Since the first [...]

By | January 30th, 2016|Venues Day|0 Comments

BBC News: Steve Lamacq: Are small venues under threat?

All this week, Steve Lamacq is taking his BBC 6 Music show on the road to find out how the UK's grassroots music venues are surviving. [...]

By | January 29th, 2016|Independent Venues Week|0 Comments
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Achievements in 2014/5

The Agent of Change Principle says that the person or business responsible for enacting a change is responsible for managing the impact of that change. For example, an apartment block to be built near an established live music venue would have to pay for soundproofing, while a new live music venue opening in a residential area would be responsible for the costs. This is common sense but is not currently law, and we would like that changed.

Venues Day 2014 was the first national event specifically designed to celebrate small and medium scale independent live music venues across the UK, bringing together professionals from the sector to network, share ideas and views and plan the way forward. Venues Day 2015 is now being planned.

The Understanding Small Music Venues report is the culmination of research undertaken as part of Venues Day 2014. It is a discussion document about how small venues operate, the challenges they face and the role they play. It invites the music industry, cultural sector, government and others to respond strategically and constructively to protect, secure and develop them.

It was presented in The Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall in March 2015 in a symposium of music business luminaries and The Culture and Shadow Culture Ministers, Ed Vaizey MP and Chris Bryant MP.
More here.

The Mayor of London’s Music Venues Taskforce, chaired by Music Venue Trust, was set up in February 2015 to look at the steps the city can take to protect and secure its vital network of live music venues.

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