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Music Venue Trust is a UK registered charity which acts to protect, secure and improve Grassroots Music Venues. These venues have played a crucial role in the development of British music over the last 40 years. We work to gain recognition of the essential role these venues fulfil, not only for artist development but also for the cultural and music industries, the economy and local communities. Logo

Nothing compares to the experience of live entertainment and being there in the moment shouldn’t be a hassle. Our passionate team work tirelessly to ensure you never miss a show. We’re built for fans; that’s why we’re trusted by millions of them every month and have dedicated 20 years to getting fans into shows (and streams!).

While streaming is currently a vital life-line for venues and artists, it is creating a whole new ecosystem for the live music industry. We are supporting #saveourvenues with technology and services to help venues and artists connect with their fans and keep these vitally important venues alive.

Benumu is an online discovery platform and professional network that brings the music ecosystem together. Supporting live music venues, new, unsigned and established bands, musicians, DJs, songwriters, and festivals helping them to connect

Grassroots venues are the lifeblood of the UK music scene. So many artists have developed into global superstars starting out playing in one of these venues. The people who run and book them are key to the pipeline of new talent that makes the UK music economy such a success. We have all spent some great nights in these rooms, so let’s please make sure that we can keep them open!

The FAC is the UK trade body representing the specific rights and interests of music artists. We are a not-for-profit organisation, serving a diverse, global membership of creators at all stages of their careers. The FAC is formed by artists, for artists, and we place this ethos at the centre of all we do.

Fightback Lager was specifically developed to support Grassroots Music Venues. It is the only beer which gives back to the sector; a donation from every pint of Fightback Lager goes to Music Venue Trust.

We believe that successful development of the music industry hinges upon supporting music and events at the grassroots level. If there's one thing we've learnt from our work, it's that music venues are the backbone on which new talent is built and discovered. As such, they need to be supported and kept alive, for they are the fabric of the UK's vibrant musical history, and are critical to its continued growth through the present and into the future.

Here at Gigantic we know that grass roots venues are the lifeblood of the live industry and work with a lot of venues currently involved in this campaign on their ticketing and marketing, so are really keen to push this out to support everyone involved.

Having cut our teeth as young engineers back in the early ‘90s in exactly the sort of venues the MVT has highlighted, we know how vitally important they are to the UK music industry and wider economy. We fully support the Save Our Venues campaign.

Grassroots music venues are at the heart of the live music scene, offering musicians starting out in their careers the chance to play live in front of local audiences. But in recent years small venues and the live music industry have faced many obstacles, and now it faces its biggest threat. The ISM wholeheartedly supports the MVT #saveourvenues campaign and urge everyone in the music industry, including fans and supporters to do the same.

For ITB, Grassroots Music Venues are hugely important and vital for the long-term growth and development of the whole entertainment sector. The vast majority of artists that are household names today have honed their craft in Grassroots Music Venues. Many professionals in sound, lighting, crew, promoters and booking agents caught their first breaks from opportunities only possible through working with Grassroots Music Venues.

We urgently need to support grassroots music venues through this crisis. The music scene is a community that relies on each other. We all suffer if we lose our venues and as songwriters and composers we know how important they are to fans, musicians, a huge range of creatives and companies, local communities, towns and cities across the country. #SaveOurVenues

At Julie's Bicycle, we work with all parts of the creative community to power action on the climate and ecological crisis. Grassroots music venues are an essential part of that community; beating hearts where creativity and people converge and where the local meets the global - that's why we're standing alongside the Music Venue Trust to support #SaveOurVenues .

As a founder and operator of London Venues Omeara and Lafayette, I wholeheartedly support the grass roots campaign to save our venues. Behind the scenes of every music venue is a fragile ecosystem of hard working people who are driven to do everything we can to create magical and memorable moments for musicians and fans alike. We, as your venues, are here to serve and we hope to be back before too long. We appreciate any and all support you can offer in these times.

Here at The List, our commitment to supporting local businesses, musicians, venues and more is as strong as ever, and we continue to be dedicated to ensuring the survival of the creative industries beyond the pandemic. Grassroots music venues are the heart and soul of the live music industry and we believe that it's our responsibility to collectively work together to secure their future.

Grassroots Music Venues are the lifeblood in creating and supporting music and musicians for the future. Without them, that future will be very bleak. The MIA is proud to stand alongside the Music Venue Trust in this critical campaign to secure the longevity of Music Venues for all musicians and the general music-loving public

The MMF are the world’s largest professional community of music managers. Since its inception in 1992, the MMF has worked hard to educate, inform and represent UK managers as well as offering a network through which managers can share experiences, opportunities and information.

We are delighted to support the Save Our Venues scheme. Live music has taken the biggest hit during this pandemic and it really needs a lifeline. Our members need to know that when some kind of normal life resumes there will be venues where they can perform and this scheme is warmly welcomed. This scheme will help these precious grass roots live music venues and all the people who work in this invaluable sector to get through this crisis.

Off Axis is a not-for-profit, live music touring network, enabling musicians to build a nationwide fanbase by playing busy, meaningful gigs throughout the UK. We offer a fair, transparent and professional touring alternative. Off Axis musicians, like venues, have been hit hard with live gig cancellations. Please support our artist communities and MVT efforts to #SaveOurVenues

Paradigm Agency are supporting the #saveourvenues campaign. We are encouraging our artists and anybody who loves live music to do the same. We recognise that if we do not do something now, these venues might not be there when we come out of this crisis.

Grassroots music venues across the UK, many of whom host our members’ music throughout the year, play an important role. During these times of crisis, we all need to come together to ensure that they are still there for generations to come. That is why PPL is proud to be working with the Music Venue Trust to support the Save Our Venues nationwide campaign.

PRS Foundation is well aware of the massive challenges facing emerging artists and organisations – not least in the live sector where we all rely so heavily on the crucial talent pipeline role grassroots music venues fulfil. Music Venue Trust’s achievements over the last few years have helped countless venues through tough times, and now more than ever it is vital we all get behind the #SaveOurVenues campaign. We urge artists, music fans and the music industry to join us in supporting the campaign.

The Grassroots; it’s where we grew and it’s where our re-growth must be nurtured. Every generation of artist and crew needs to hone in on their local grassroots venue and ensure it is there to help live music thrive once more.

RockBox was built and grew in partnership with music venues. We fully support MVT and #SaveOurVenues. We urge the marketing industry to reach out directly to these brilliant locations and invest in them through sponsorship and promotional opportunities that align with the spirit of the venue.

This Feeling started 13 years ago as a monthly club night in East London and now puts on 400+ gigs a year in 100+ venues in 40+ cities/towns ALL over the UK and hosts new bands stages at 10 festivals including IOW, The Great Escape, Truck and Y Not. The grassroots, it’s the most important bit. Everything and everyone starts off in these venues, the role they play is massive and it’s vital to do whatever we can to ensure they’re saved.

We recognise that grassroots venues are not only a platform for the future artists and production crews of the music industry, they are a home to local communities all over the UK, and we must stand together to protect them now more than ever. That is why we continue to fully support the work of the Music Venues Trust with their #SaveOurVenues campaign, bringing artists, venues and people of the nation together to keep these much loved venues alive and well.

Founded in Salford in 2008, Un-Convention is a community interest company creating conferences, gigs and events for the makers and champions of independent music. Independent venues and grassroots communities are the lifeblood of the music industry worldwide, we are 100% behind the Music Venue Trust, and we hope music fans will join us to #SaveOurVenues.