LIVE Music Manifesto launched today


LIVE today published the LIVE Music Manifesto 2023, marking the first time the live music industry has presented Government with a comprehensive range of solutions to unleash the sector’s potential.

It is no secret that it’s at the grassroots that the challenges in our sector are most severe, but the industry is also dealing with issues such as well-intentioned but ill-formed legislation on safety at venues, an internationally uncompetitive and unfair system of VAT and business rates, barriers to international touring, and ticketing issues, all while navigating the transition to net zero.

With a General Election likely in 2024 and the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt making one of this Government’s final tax and spending announcements in the Autumn Statement next week, it is critical that the live music industry’s voice is heard.

You can see the full LIVE Music Manifesto 2023 here:

It’s important that politicians see the wide support for live music, so we’re asking all our members and supporters to share the Manifesto on their social channels along with the hashtag #LIVEmusicchampion and below gif:

Our UK live music industry is truly world class.  It brings enjoyment to millions, drives economic activity in towns and city centres across the UK and brings in tourists from around the world.  This manifesto highlights how Government can set the conditions to allow us to do even more.

Click here to download the Social Asset.