Big news for London: it seems all the effort put into to #SaveAllLondonVenues, a growth from #SaveFabric has found new life, and it’s thanks to Sony Music and Paul McCartney.
This week, Sony Music’s U.K. branch financially backed the charity organization Music Venue Trust, which works to protect the vital role that small-capacity venues play in the U.K. live industry. Music Venue Trust called the undisclosed donation a “game-changing” development and said it “hopes it will encourage further financial support from the key players in the U.K. music industry.”
The venue scene in London has been a tumultuous one, with movement forward in plans to become a 24 hour city and two steps back in the loss of several venues and the Apple Music Festival.
The pledge to donate occurred during the charity’s annual Venues Day earlier this month, which has existed as a day to work for improvement in sustaining grassroots venues since 2014. The charity is also working on #FightBack Concerts, whose proceeds will also go towards recouping lost venues in the United Kingdom.
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