Friday, 16 February 2018
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The ‘world first’ live music census also reveals key challenges for venues and information about the economic value of the industry.

The financial instability facing professional musicians and the huge strain placed on music venues by rising business rates have been laid bare in a major new piece of research. Over half of musicians worked unpaid over the past 12 months, and 66% of musicians who worked for free ‘exposure’ believe doing so did not benefit their career, according to the ‘world-first’ live music census. It also... read more