Live Music Contents




1 The live music success story

The benefits of live music

The uneven distribution of live music’s benefits

Regional disparities

Distribution of income

Competition in the music industry

Case study: UK grime

2 Problems in the ticketing market

The live music ticketing market

Arguments for and against a secondary market

Developments in the ticketing market

Enforcement of consumer law

The Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations

Industry solutions to ticket touting

Google’s role in the ticketing market

3 Challenges facing music venues

The impact of music venue closures

The difficulties experienced by existing venues

Business rates

Licensing and planning pressures

Stagnating income and poor infrastructure

Strategies to support music venues

Diversified business models

Parity in policy and funding

4 Threats to the talent pipeline

Music education

The music curriculum

The impact of the EBacc

The work of Music Education Hubs

Sustainable income streams

Accessing employment opportunities after Britain leaves the European Union

Appendix 1: Visits in support of the inquiry

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 19 March 2019