Workshop: The grassroots venue

Saturday 5 March 2016
11:30 – 12:30
Room 4
Hosts: Mark Davyd, Music Venue’s Trust (UK) | Karsten Schölermann, Livekomm (DE)

Underfunded, underappreciated and under threat, the breeding ground of the live music business is in dire straits in many countries. But a number of initiatives to aid the grassroots venue scene are now gaining traction, and picking up political support along the way. Mark Davyd and Karsten Schölermann discuss new tools and resources and outline a number of measures that can safeguard this critical sector of the live music business.  From funding and strategy to the agent-of-change principle, the session is a must for any small venue operator. 

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