Research & Publications
Economic research underpins all of LIVE’s activity, while many of our members are actively developing industry guidance and best practice. This work is posted below and available as a free resource for all.
LIVE Music Manifesto 2023
Published: November 2023
LIVE, the voice of the UK’s live music industry, is urging the Chancellor to provide vital financial support to the grassroots music sector in the upcoming Autumn Statement. LIVE has unveiled a comprehensive manifesto with five crucial priorities, aimed at safeguarding grassroots music venues and unlocking the economic potential of the wider live music sector.
Valuing Live Music 2021
Published: November 2022
This report reviews 2021 for live music and draws on multiple datasets to establish the value and employment levels of live music in the UK.
Covid-19 Mitigations – Recommended Industry Practice
Published: November 2021
LIVE’s industry recommended practice to mitigate Covid-19 transmission and ensure that our shows can continue safely. This practice is in addition to the Government’s guidance.
#ReviveLive music survey
Published: May 2021
LIVE’s survey of 25,000+ people is the most detailed research yet conducted on the attitudes of UK music fans towards the return of live events and how they want them to be run in a post pandemic world.
UK Live Music: At a Cliff Edge
Published: October 2020
Identifying the impact of Covid-19 on the UK live music business, both in terms of declining revenues and the significant reduction in workforce.
Valuing Live Entertainment
Published: July 2020
This report, authored by Media Insight Consulting, uses several available datasets to establish the value and employment levels of live entertainment in the UK.