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Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Skepta and Paul McCartney among star names supporting #letthemusicplay

Artists and organisations from across the music industry have joined together to support our campaign which calls on the Government to act urgently to help the music industry. Stars...

Hull’s Polar Bear set for Live Music Return

‘Live From The Polar Bear’ heralds a welcome return to live music from Covid-19 lockdown, with VMS Live supporting the Polar Bear and Sesh, presenting a twelve week series of gigs, starting...

Mayor of London pledges £450,000 to help grassroots music venues

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new emergency fund to help support London’s culture and creative industries during the coronavirus crisis. As numerous cultural business, such...

Music Venue Trust launches #saveourvenues campaign

Music Venue Trust (MVT) has announced a new campaign #saveourvenues, in response to the continued economic threat to over 500 grassroots music venues throughout the UK. Following on from the launch of their Grassroots...

Local council acts to secure future of iconic Soho music venue

One of the world’s most iconic music clubs has become the first to be granted special status, under a move by Westminster City Council to protect grassroots venues. The...

Grassroots music venues hail announcement to cut business rates

Over the last few years, the futures of small-medium sized venues have become increasingly uncertain with rising rents, building developments and business rates strangling the live music scene. See small venues struggle...

Famous London music venue, KOKO, battles overnight blaze

Renowned London music venue, KOKO in Camden, battled a fire on the roof last night as firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 21:00 on Monday 6th January.

Liverpool City Council “failing to protect” indie music claims local venue

24 Kitchen Street, an independent music venue in Liverpool, has slammed Liverpool City Council for “failing to protect grassroots and independent music in the city.” The claim comes after...

VMS Live refocuses business model with 3 new hires

VMS Live is to open a London office with a refocused business model and three significant appointments. Following the recent change in leadership in September 2019, VMS Live is undergoing a significant business...

New look at Electric Brixton

Success is serving the independently owned, 1,700 cap Electric Brixton well, a two-step refurbishment programme refining the venue’s image and functionality. LED fixtures light the building’s iconic front wall, which...