Because without live music, we are nothing.
As we all know the COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt to so many different parts of our lives. One of the first to be stopped was the live music industry.
From crews and bar staff to promotors and of course bands, the disappearance of live music has affected so many people.
In 2019 the live music industry added £4.5 billion to the UK economy. Right now it is in serioius decline.
90% of grassroots venues in the UK are in danger of closing and up to 50% of the live music workforce are set to be unemployed.
That's why the Concert Promotors Association have kickstarted the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign to encourage the government to inject enough money into the industry and effectively save it.
A whole host of bands have been voicing their support as well, which you can check out below:
We are supporting #LetTheMusicPlay— Deaf Havana (@deafhavana) July 2, 2020
With hundreds of grassroots music venues face closure around the UK, this is our chance to be heard and to show the vital importance of live music in the UK.
Show your support by sharing pictures of your last gig, hashtag #LetTheMusicPlay. pic.twitter.com/S9puKM4bp5
The last show we played in Hatford CT. We are calling for the government to demonstrate, clearly how they plan to support the live entertainment industry which is soon to lose over 200,000 jobs; hundreds of venues & artists. #letthemusicplay pic.twitter.com/raCdS6CRg0— Boston Manor (@BSTNMNR) July 2, 2020
today, our friends at @MusicVenueTrust are asking artists to share a video of their last live show as part of their #letthemusicplay #saveourvenues campaign.— ENTER SHIKARI (@ENTERSHIKARI) July 2, 2020
this is us at @GoodThingsFest. Australia Dec 2019. the last time any of us stood on a stage. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/Rexu1Lskd9
we would not have been able to do what we’ve done for the past decade+ if it wasn’t for the time we spent as teenagers playing a supportive circuit of grassroots music venues.— ENTER SHIKARI (@ENTERSHIKARI) July 2, 2020
but this isn’t about us going off around the world and having fun... 2/4 #LetTheMusicPlay pic.twitter.com/CvU5pfcbCH
UK music exports contribute £2Billion+ to the UK economy.— ENTER SHIKARI (@ENTERSHIKARI) July 2, 2020
over 90% of UK music venues are at risk of closure unless government steps in to support them through this time.
you don’t need to be a rocket surgeon to see the devastating effect this could have.
so, please, retweet them ��and then tweet us a photo / video of the last show YOU went to, using the #LetTheMusicPlay tag.— ENTER SHIKARI (@ENTERSHIKARI) July 2, 2020
show the government the support that UK venues have from the people that use them.
thank you. x
You can find out more about the campaign right HERE