A breakthrough has happened in the world of Live music. Both the UK music industry and the MIA (Music Industry Association)are happy to announce that small venues do not now require a “local Authority entertainment licence”. This hopefully means that more small venues in the UK can get back to hosting live music.
In the past, small venues have had to jump through hoops and pay-out for a license to host live music events and thanks to Live Music Bill passing its third reading in the House of Commons, this is no longer the case.
The CEO of the MIA, Paul McManus states “This is wonderful news and a great day for live music”.
As a musician who relies on small venues and their live music nights, I and the rest of the EAV Pro Audio team (who are also musicians) got a little excited this morning on reading the news.