Live Music Venues – Major Announcement over Agent of Change


The MIA has been championing and supporting the Music Venue Trust since its’ inception and here is some seriously good news that they have just released:

“We are delighted to announce that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the London Plan 2018… and policy D12 will introduce Agent of Change in our Capital City!

This is the culmination of nearly three years of work by Music Venue Trust and our partners to bring proper protection for grassroots music venues to the capital. It has been fought for hard on our behalf by Frank Turner, Save Soho, and a host of others.

Thank you to everyone that signed the petition, that wrote to the Mayor, that fought so hard to protect our grassroots music venues.


The fight doesn’t end there. We need this right across the UK. And we’re not going to stop until we get it.

In Wales, the government has pledged to introduce Agent of Change into future Planning Policy. Read more here:…/supporting-the-night-time-economy-and-…/…

In Scotland, Lewis Macdonald MSP has been fighting to bring Agent of Change into Scottish Planning Law. Read More here:…/msp-has-sound-campaign-…/

We’re talking to the Mayors across the UK to introduce this common sense approach in their cities.

And on 10 January 2018, John Spellar MP will introduce a Private Members Bill in the House of Commons calling on the government to make this a nationwide policy. His bill is backed across party lines, by Ed Vaizey MP and David Warburton MP, chair of the APPG Music. In the lead up to the reading of John’s bill, we will be asking everyone who cares about this issue to join us and finally get this over the line.

No grassroots music venue in the UK should be closing because a new resident moves in next door and complains about the music. The Mayor of London has taken decisive action to stop this happening. With your help, we can make this the law right throughout the UK.