With more small venues closing across the UK, it’ll become more difficult for bands starting out to have avenues to learn their trade and to be (maybe/hopefully) be discovered.
The value of the music industry to the UK economy is £4.5bn per annum. New music is the lifeblood of the industry and all of the big hitters in today’s music scene started, by and large, at small venues. Adele played upstairs at The Hope & Ruin!
As music fans, we can do out bit by going to shows at Brighton’s small venues and buying our pints of lager whilst out. Other factors are causing the closure of small venues such as redevelopment but if we support our venues with our business, we give them half a chance. Small venues are the cornerstone of the music scene.
Lose it and we all suffer in some way.