Understanding Small Music Venues – Economic Benefits And Growth

The report ‘Understanding Small Music Venues’ is an attempt to capture, through both qualitative and quantitative data, a sense of the current state of play of the UK’s small independent music venues.It is clear from the evidence captured that the UK’s independent venues represent a diverse sector whose constituents play a vital role in the ecology of both the music industry and broader cultural sector; with positive impact on businesses, communities and economies – both local and national. This report was led by Music Venue Trust – a registered charity that seeks to preserve, secure and improve the UK’s network of small to medium scale, mostly independently run, music venues – and echoes similar situations in the different EU countries.