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Ten Years of The Live music Act


This week it is ten years since The Live Music Act 2012 was made law. Many will ask what impact did it have, but the picture isn't so clear.

What effect did the Smoking ban have on live music ?

How many traditional venues have we lost to property development and noise complaints ?

Did we see more live music in small venues prior to Covid ?

One thing is for sure, whatever setbacks, such as the Covid pandemic, befall live music, it will be much easier for it to rebuild with the Live Music Act negating the requirement for a 'music license'.

Phil Little March 2022

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Phil Little

May 2021

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