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Report into Live Music (DCMS, March 2019)

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Read information about the Live Music Inquiry including terms of reference


Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

19 March 2019

About the report

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published its Report into Live Music on 19 March 2019. Mumford & Sons’ band member Ben Lovett, Tom Gray of Gomez and DJ/producer DJ Target were among the established artists who gave evidence.

Key points

  • MPs advise public ‘not to buy or sell tickets’ through viagogo
  • Call for review of business rates on live music sector to help struggling venues
  • More investment needed, including from the music industry, in developing new talent
  • Concerns about discrimination hindering success of urban music


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