Response to the DCMS announcement on grassroots music venues25 July 2020 - Press release
UK Music Acting CEO Tom Kiehl said:
"Grassroots music venues are the lifeblood of the music industry. They enable musicians and creators to cultivate their skills, artists to grow their fanbases and allow music fans an opportunity to see their heroes perform live.
"In normal times they face many challenges yet COVID-19 has meant this foundation of the music industry is on the brink of collapse. UK Music is very grateful to the Government for making this much needed support available and asks that forthcoming details of the full £1.57bn cultural package ensure all those at risk in the music industry have an opportunity to benefit."