IVW Response to new PRS Announcement

It is encouraging to see PRS for Music respond to feedback from across the industry, particularly the grassroots live music community, regarding their online streaming tariff.  The new license, for artists performing their own work, is a step in the right direction but the £500 cap would still have taken much needed revenue away from…

Thank You

Well, that was a very different but no less important week – the most enormous thank you to every single one of you, who helped make Independent Venue Week 2021 happen.  The work that went into making this a digital event was so much more complex than anything we, or many of our venues, have…

“Independent venues provided the foundations for my life journey” – Arlo Parks Exclusive

Ahead of the release of her debut album “Collapsed In Sunbeams”, 2021 IVW Arlo Parks explains how grassroots gigs have helped shape her creativity and ability. “I was quite young and I hadn’t developed that sense of confidence in my work. It was nerve wracking, but it was also amazing to have that platform, to be able to…