Live Music: Licensed to Thrill?

Event Info

Tue 22 Sep, 2009 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
PRS for Music
Copyright House, Berners Street
London, W1T 3AB, UK (Map)
Cost: Cost: £25 MusicTank Members, £30 Trade Body, £35 Full Price (Tickets incl. free post-event transcript and drink on arrival)



Despite live music revenues overtaking record revenues and top end tour income on an upward trajectory, all is not rosy among the grassroots – the sector that above all needs to be nurtured to facilitate continuing growth.

This session will investigate the impact that the implementation of the Licensing Act, Form 696 and noise abatement orders are having on small venues - and we shall also hear why supporters of the Act believe it is increasing participation in live music.

The creative industries have been pinpointed as a vital growth area for the British economy, and with the UK in the depths of the first recession in sixteen years, creating a healthy environment for musicians to hone their craft and build their fanbase is paramount to our future growth and prosperity.

MusicTank asks: can a happy medium be found for developing and promoting new musical talent while safeguarding the interests and needs of the wider community?

PART 1: 18.30 - 19.40 - The Licensing Act & Met Police form 696

Keynote: John Whittingdale MP, Chairman, DCMS Select Committee / MP Maldon & Chelmsford East

Panellists: John King (Professional Musician / Independent Campaigner); Horace Trubridge (Assistant General Secretary, Live - Musicians' Union); others tbc

PART 2: 20.10 - 21.30 - Noise Abatement

Keynote: (tbc)

Panellists: Kent Davis (Owner, the Rainbow Pub, Digbeth); others tbc

Chairman: Keith Harris - MusicTank/Keith Harris Music Ltd/PPL


Date & Time: 22 Sept '09 | 18.30 - 21.30hrs | | Venue: PRS for Music, Copyright House, Berners Street, London W1 | Cost: £25 MusicTank Members | £30 Trade Body | £35 Full Price (Tickets incl. free post-event transcript and drink on arrival)

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