Music Venue Trust publish their Manifesto for Music


Music Venue Trust, an organisation that the MIA very much supports, says that it’s time for action on Grassroots Music Venues.

With the General Election just three weeks away, Music Venue Trust launches its Manifesto for Music Venues 2017. The Manifesto contains three commitments MVT is asking prospective MPs to make as part of their election campaigns.

  1. Reform Cultural Funding – Invest in GMV Infrastructure
  2. Take Action to Increase and Reward Private Investment
  3. Cut Red Tape and Reduce Costs

The full Manifesto for Music Venues 2017 is available to read at the Music Venue Trust website:

Mark Davyd, CEO of MVT said: Grassroots Music Venues are vital incubators of talent, the ignition system of a global industry that is worth £4.1billion to the UK economy.  In 2016, UK artists accounted for 7 of the year’s top-10 best-selling artist albums in the world. If we want future UK musicians to continue to produce that music for us, they, and the technicians, crew, promoters, security who work with them, deserve world-class Grassroots Music Venues to create, develop and grow that music. We’ve been researching, discussing and debating what’s happened to our Grassroots Music Venue touring circuit for the last three years. It’s time for action. We are laying out three deliverable, achievable, and sensible actions a future government can take to support them to achieve their full potential. We want every prospective MP to read those commitments and pledge to support them”