#TunesNotChat

#TunesNotChat Going to a gig this weekend? Hate it when other people talk at gigs? So do we. We asked award winning illustrator Robbie Porter (http://www.robbieporter.co.uk) to come up with some posters to encourage people to listen to the music. Here are the brilliant results – feel free to share. See our interview with Tim…

Meet the Artist: Tim Burgess

Meet the Artist: Tim Burgess (The Charlatans, O Genesis) You just finished your tour at the end of last year, how did it go and how did it compare to playing the smaller venues on your first ever headline tour? It went really well thanks. We released an album at the beginning of the year…

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK LAUNCHES PLANS FOR 2016

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK LAUNCHES PLANS FOR 2016 Monday 25th – Sunday 31st January 2016   Now in its third year, Independent Venue Week is back in January 2016 with a week-long series of gigs all around the UK. The 7 day long campaign which runs nationally but with a local grassroots focus has grown again…

Independent Venue Week 2015 Launches…

85 Venues with Frank Turner as Ambassador Monday 26th Jan – Sunday 2nd Feb 2015 Following a hugely successful first year, Independent Venue Week is back in 2015 with 5 times as many venues taking part all around the UK. Frank Turner has taken over the mantle as this year’s Ambassador from Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood. Supported…

PRS for Music comes on board to support Independent Venue Week

PRS for Music are announced as headline partner for this the inaugural Independent Venue Week. Speaking about their involvement, PRS for Music‘s Head of Marketing Paul Sims comments; “PRS for Music is proud to be supporting Independent Venue Week. Independent live music venues play a vital role in many of our members’ music careers. Not just…

Why These Venues Need Support

Ask any avid music fan or any artist and they will be able to tell you their first gig, their favourite gig and when and where they both were. Every single gig is totally unique. The set, the way the band plays, the way the audience responds; it can never be repeated. But venues up…

Independent Venue Week Launches

The backbone of the live touring circuit is finally getting some much needed recognition with the launch of Independent Venue Week supported by PRS for Music. The 6 day long celebration takes place from Tuesday 28th January until Sunday 2nd February at 18 venues around the UK. Each night, 3 of the venues will host…