Editorial: 'Music's political battle happens on many fronts'

Tom Pakinkis

You might have noticed something in the air during Independent Venue Week 2015. The celebration of the country’s most understated yet precious live music spaces kicked off on Monday and will rage on until Sunday, but events that could prove to be the biggest highlight of that particular community’s 2015 calendar actually panned out last week. 

On January 21, a new trade body was formed to unite the live industry in protecting its hallowed grounds. The Music Venues Alliance represents ...

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