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 work.

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. 

Show your support by becoming a Committed Partner of the LIVE Talks series, email gaby@livemusic.biz for more information.


Watch back – 2024 workshops:

03.05.2024

LIVE Talks: Untangling ADHD from Struggle to Strength in the Workplace with Rosie Turner

Links to resources here.

25.04.2024

LIVE Talks: Trans Education & Inclusion in the Music Industry – Part II with Saskhia Menendez

To view the presentation, see here.

05.03.2024

LIVE Talks: POWER UP I Equality and Equity in the LIVE sector of the UK music industry Hosted by Ras Kwame, Broadcaster

Panellists: Adem Holness, FRSA, Head of Contemporary Music at Southbank Centre. Hannah Shogbola, UTA Live Agent and Founder of DAJU and co-founder of BEMA. Tumi Williams, Promoter and Artist. Neicee Oakley, Tour Manager.

18.01.2024

LIVE Talks: Flipping the Script – Breaking Down Barriers for Disabled People with Attitude is Everything

To view the presentation see here.

Disability Equality & Customer Service training promo code 25% off: LiveTalk24 (valid until 30th April, 2024)

Watch back – 2023 workshops:

24.11.2023

LIVE Talks: How can we better support Carers in the Music Industry? with PiPA

31.10.2023

LIVE Talks: The Journey Into The Industry – Seeing is Believing with ABEP (Association of Black Event Professionals)

27.09.2023

LIVE Talks: Post-Festival Peer Support for Artists and Backstage Workers with Tonic Rider

05.07.2023

LIVE Talks: Racing to Net Zero with A Greener Future

08.06.2023

LIVE Talks x Come Play With Me: LGBTQ+ Inclusion

16.05.2023

LIVE Talks x Music Support: Discussing the importance of Mental Health First Aid for Mental Health Awareness Week

31.03.2023

LIVE Talks x Saskhia Menendez: Trans Education & Inclusion in the Music Industry

View resources & terminology list here.

20.02.2023

LIVE Talks x Music Support: Understanding Addiction & Supporting Recovery

02.02.2023

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


Watch back – 2022 workshops:

23.11.2022

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.

08.06.2022

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