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Internationally-renowned musicians and senior industry figures to give evidence on the state of live music venues

4 October 2018

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee will be holding an evidence session to hear what can be done to support Britain's valuable and vibrant live music industry and its venues, as part of the Committee's Live music inquiry, on Wednesday 10th October at 2.30pm.


Wednesday 10 October 2018, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster 

At 2.30pm

  • Mark Davyd, Chief Executive, Music Venue Trust
  • Jeff Horton, Owner, 100 Club
  • Ben Lovett, Member of Mumford and Sons and founder of Omeara
  • ShaoDow, Musician

At 3.30pm

  • Tom Kiehl, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Public Affairs, UK Music
  • Lucy Noble, Artistic and Commercial Director, Royal Albert Hall
  • Michele Phillips, Area Manager, DHP Family

About the session

Internationally-renowned artists, such as Ben Lovett from the Grammy award-winning Mumford and Sons and rapper ShaoDow, will give their views on the importance of grassroots venues for musicians establishing themselves in the industry and the challenges that they face.

The Committee will also hear from prominent figures in the music industry such as owners of iconic venues and music executives.

All the evidence published today can be found on the Committee's website:

Further information

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