Live Music: Licensed To Thrill?

Event Info

Tue 13 Oct, 2009 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Basement, PRS for Music,
Copyright House, 29-33 Berners Street
London,, W1T 3AB, UK (Map)
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13 Oct - Live Music: Licensed To Thrill? 

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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 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.

Prepare for a clash of opinions, with individual livelihoods and the future of the industry at stake.  One of Risk Assessment Form 696's most strident critics, UK Music CEO Feargal Sharkey is confirmed to keynote this debate and is sure to question one of its key architects, Met Police Chief Inspector Adrian Studd who will also be speaking.  Kent Davis of the Rainbow Pub, Digbeth - a venue affected by a noise abatement order - will likely quiz LACORS Director of Policy, Mark Du Val on the implementation of the Act, meanwhile Licensing Consultant Philip Doyle, Home Office and DCMS Select Committee Advisor on the Licensing Act 2003, we:Live founder Dominique Czopor and Noise Abatement Society MD, Lisa Lavia are among others confirmed. 
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?

**This event is being filmed by both BBC Inside Out & The Guardian**

Speakers include:  Feargal Sharkey  (CEO, UK Music),  Adrian Studd (Met. Police); Diane Baxter (MU), John King (Musician & Independent Campaigner), Lisa Lavia (Noise Abatement Society); Kent Davis (The Rainbow, Digbeth); Dominique Czopor (The Boileroom/we:Live); Philip Doyle (Institute of Licensing/Licensing Consultant); Mark Du Val (LACORS).

Chair: Keith Harris ( MusicTank / Keith Harris Music / PPL)
Venue: PRS for Music, Berners St, London | 18.30 - 21.30 hrs

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£25 MT Members | £30 Trade Bodies | £35 Full price - tickets incl. drinks and event transcript




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