Last year, revenues from live music overtook those from record sales, with £1.39billion generated from live music – up 16% on 2007 – while record sales revenues fell to £1.31billion.1
But while the live industry appears to be thriving, the voices of discontent at its roots are growing louder. In July the government rejected widely supported recommendations from the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee regarding changes to the Licensing Act of 2003. In a rare public meeting, the head of that committee, Tory MP John Whittingdale will face the Metropolitan Police’s head of clubs and vice, Adrian Stubbs, the officer responsible for many of the controversial measures to which the live industry appears so opposed.
As highlighted in MusicTank’s July editorial, noise abatement orders are having a destructive impact on small venues across the UK. So we’ve invited the MD of the Noise Abatement Society and the Birmingham landlord whose 2000-capacity venue has been threatened with death-by-noise-abatement-order.
Prepare for a clash of opinions, with individual livelihoods and the future of the industry at stake. This will be your chance to hear from all sides and put your own questions the key decision makers.
Panel 1 THE LICENSING ACT & FORM 696
CEO, UK Music
National Organiser - Live Performance & Teaching, Musicians' Union
Dominique Czopor The Boileroom, Guildford & Founder, we:Live
Director, Institutue of Licensing & Licensing Consultant
Adrian Studd Chief Inspector, Metropolitan Police
Panel 2 NOISE ABATEMENT
KEYNOTE: Kent Davis
The Rainbow Pub, Digbeth
Musician / Independent Campaigner & report co-author *
Managing Director, The Noise Abatement Society
Mark Du Val Director of Policy, LACORS
Chairman: Keith Harris Keith Harris Music Ltd / MusicTank Chairman / PPL Director
Venue: PRS for Music, Berners St, London | 18.30 - 21.30 hrs
You MUST book for this event: http://www.musictank.co.uk/events/live-music-licensed-to-thrill
£25 MT Members | £30 Trade Bodies | £35 Full price - tickets incl. drinks and event transcript
Added by tylerj on October 2, 2009