Grassroots music venues play a key role in the industry in terms of both creativity and the economy.

Many studies have been conducted into the scene over the past few years. They paint a vivid picture of the essential role played by our smaller venues.

The UK Live Music Census in 2017, compiled by the research group Live Music Exchange and which surveyed the views of musicians, promoters and venues found the following:

* People now appear to spend more money on live music than
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