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.

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.

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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.

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#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. 

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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.

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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.

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