LIVE Talks is a series of free online workshops and talks (with a focus on EDI, sustainability and wellbeing) aimed at making the UK live music industry an inclusive, enlightened and positive place in which to build your career.

The series of free workshops and talks will take place online throughout 2023, specifically programmed to run alongside important dates in the ED&I and Sustainability calendar. The programme builds on the success of LIVE’s first two workshops which took place in June & Nov 2022, in partnership with Black Lives in Music, AFEM & Safer Dance. The workshops saw over 350 people come together to learn the basics of Race and Ethnicity language and join the conversation around Misogyny and Sexual Harassment within the music industry.

We believe that LIVE Talks can make a really positive contribution to people‚Äôs experiences of working in the live music industry. The LIVE Workforce group has identified a number of topics that would benefit from discussion and knowledge share. Looking ahead, LIVE is keen to open up its platform to other fantastic organisations. 

2023 Programme:

20.02.2023 – LIVE Talks: Understanding Addiction & Supporting Recovery – a live Discussion with Music Support’s Hannah Brinley, Artist Manager Ronnie Traynor and multi-award-winning musician and co-founder of indie rock band, Klaxons, Jamie Reynolds. Sign up for FREE here.

31.03.2023 – LIVE Talks: Trans Education & Inclusion in the Music Industry with Saskhia Menendez on International Transgender Day of Visibility. The session will cover allyship, terminology, what it means to be Transgender & real lived experiences of Trans people in the music industry.

18.04.2023 – LIVE Talks: Racing to Net Zero with A Greener Festival in the lead up to Earth Day. Do we understand exactly what is meant by the latest terminology from Net Zero to Eco Balancing and everything in between? This session examines and clarifies net zero and more and the implications for live events.

More to be announced soon…

Watch back – 2023 workshops:


LIVE Talks x MITC Music Industry Therapist Collective: Stress and Resilience on Tour

Watch back – 2022 workshops:


LIVE Talks x AFEM x Safer Dance: Misogyny and Sexual Harassment within the Music Industry. How to engage everyone to make a change.

View full resources list here.


LIVE Talks x BLIM: The Basics of Race and Ethnicity Language