EE MUSIC will be holding a workshop at this year's Venues Day in London at Ministry of Sound.  

The EE MUSIC Workship will be led by Julie's Bicycle as part of the 'Costs Down - Be Efficient' thematic strand of the day. 

Free delegate passes and travel bursaries are available to grassroots venues. Please contact the Music Venue Trust directly for more information, or contact

For more information, please visit the Music Venue Trust website.


About Venues Day 2015

Venues Day 2015 is designed especially for the needs of small and medium scale music venues from across the UK, with a range of partners from government, the cultural and music industries joining hundreds of music venue owners and managers to explore how to support the future of the UK’s vital grassroots music circuit.

 Venues Day 2015 has three key aims:

– to provide a highly effective marketplace for the best service and industry offers to engage with small and medium scale music venues
– to provide a dedicated forum for the sharing of best practice, innovation and leadership
– to formalise a nationwide network of subscribed grassroots music venues that speak with clarity about their work.

The day will offer panels, workshops, seminars and networking on three themes identified as the Big Issues for Small Venues:

          • Turning Words into Action
          • Business Up – Be Inspired
          • Costs Down – Be Efficient

In addition to facilitating exchange and learning, Venues Day provides a platform for agencies, management, record labels and artists to directly engage with grassroots music venues and present Q&As, networking opportunities, and new models of working.

The first panel to be announced is UK Music presents Big Issues For Small Venues, which will see representatives from key players in the UK music and cultural industry talk about the next steps for grassroots music venues. The panel will feature Culture Minster Ed Vaizey and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture Michael Dugher, BBC Radio 6Music presenter Steve Lamacq, Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, Arts Council England (London Area Director) Joyce Wilson, and Mark Davyd, CEO of Music Venue Trust.

The inaugural Venues Day took place in London in December 2014 and provided the first ever networking opportunity specifically for people who run and programme small to medium scale music venues. Over 120 venues from England, Scotland and Wales were represented amongst the 340 delegates from the music industry and cultural sector, providing a unique environment to discuss the positive and negative factors affecting grassroots music venues in the 21st century.

Venues Day 2015 will take place at Ministry of Sound in London, and is supported by sponsors including Jukely, Robertson Taylor, Jack Daniel's and Ticketmaster.

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