Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar in Brighton, England, the kind of place that Music Venue Trust is trying to protect, closed last year. (Courtesy MVT) Group continues fight to keep small U.K. venues open Music Venue Trust celebrated its first five years as a charity working to protect, secure and improve the U.K.’s grassroots music venues. An event titled 5/50/500 took place Tuesday, hosted by long-term MVT supporter Ticketmaster. It brought together companies and organizations that support MVT’s work, as well as venue representatives and artists. The event title represents 5 years of MVT, as well as 50 patrons and 500 venues that have joined the Music Venues Alliance, on whose behalf MVT works. In the last few months, membership of the Music Venues Alliance has grown to 547 venues. The latest patrons to join are musician Bernard Butler and broadcasters Abbie McCarthy and Sarah Gosling. Last year, MVT released a […]
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