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ISSUE 216, January 2018

Agent of change wins further support

PLANS TO enshrine the Agent of Change principle in UK law have gained significant momentum since gaining cross-party support from politicians including former culture minister Ed Vaizey MP and All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music chair David Warburton MP.

The bill is expected to come before the House of Commons on 10 January.

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Indiecon returns with all artiste roundtable  

AIM'S INDIECON 2018 will return to Glazier's Hall, London, this year, welcoming 450 music industry professionals and artistes to a day of seminars, discussions and roundtable events.

AIM marketing and event director Lara Baker says that the conference will field speakers who are of particular interest to independent labels and DIY artistes.

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Leeds leads with new music

LIVE AT Leeds (LAL), a multi-venue festival taking place later this year, is asking unsigned and emerging acts to apply for a chance to take to one of their many stages.

Booker Aaron Snowden says that of the more than 180 acts typically booked for the event, 90 per cent or so will be 'new music' – classed as artistes playing a debut regional show at the festival, before their first album release, or prior to working with management or an agent.

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Aspiring to accessible attitudes

ATTITUDE IS Everything, the organisation dedicated to improving deaf and disabled people’s access to live music, have released The DIY Access Guide.  

Aimed at the burgeoning DIY sector, the downloadable document compiles tips and advice drawn from work with over 130 venues and festivals across the UK.

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  UK Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music
Part 2 Open-air venues, stadiums, arenas, campus venues, arts centres, clubs, pubs & bars.

The annual 88-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring interviews with and profiles of key figures.
  UK Venues for Contemporary Live Music (2017)
Part 1 Theatres and Concert Halls

The annual 92-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring a directory, interviews with and profiles of key figures.