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Overcome challenges: NTIA CEO Michael Kill says collaboration is key to addressing late-night economy issues

OPINION

OPINION: Early closing taking a toll on night-time economy

By Michael Kill, CEO, Night-TIme Industries Association (NTIA)

The current economic environment is steering businesses, particularly pubs, to close earlier, sparking concerns about the future of the night-time economy.

Putting on a show: Research shows hospitality has an appetite for live music (Credit: Getty/FG Trade)

A guide to putting on live music at your pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Research shows putting on gigs can boost trade, so we’ve spoke to experts on what you need to do if you want to start putting on live music at your pub.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In podcast episode 74

The Lock In Podcast

Ahead of the game!

By Ed Bedington

The podcast team tackles the topic of pub games, from old school to new and ask how pub gaming is evolving and changing in the modern age.

Gig economy: Live music expected to boom in pubs this year (Credit: Getty/mixeto)

Live music in pubs could skyrocket in 2024

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Gigs in the ‘seed’ music industry – those staged in hospitality venues across the UK – soared 37% over the festive season, providing a boost for artists and the pubs they performed in.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In podcast episode 68

The Lock In Podcast

We kid you not....

By Ed Bedington

Children and pubs, a classic combination, or not! The Lock In team take a look at the joys of targeting the family market and how pubs can make it work.

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'Seed' music scene could boost sector by £2.4bn

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A report published today (29 November) reveals the ‘seed’ music scene, gigging in the hospitality sector, could be the catalyst for a multi-billion-pound boost to venues and artists.

Bright future: New York's late-night sector is bouncing back from the throes of the pandemic

NYC night czar: ‘Nightlife is a need not a luxury’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Since Covid, a late-night Renaissance has dawned on New York City. We caught up with the city’s night czar, as she rounds off her term, on how New Yorkers are fuelling post-pandemic recovery with fresh zeal.

Vibrant, young & fun: Sarah Willingham bursts with pride for her team (credit: Nicky Johnston)

PUBLICAN AWARDS 2023

Willingham 'blown away' by double Publican Awards win

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Sarah Willingham was “blown away” after she won big at The Publican Awards, scooping both the Business Leader of the Year title and Best Late Night Operator award for her business Nightcap.

Irish eyes: St Patrick's Day, Cheltenham races and Six Nations rugby victories helped the on-trade last week (credit: Getty/wundervisuals)

St Patrick’s Day trumps final Six Nations weekend

By Gary Lloyd

A bumper week saw pubs take advantage of Cheltenham races, St Patrick’s Day, the Six Nations rugby tournament and Mother’s Day with the Irish patron day running out a clear winner.

How is competitive socialising impacted by recession?

Cost of living crisis vs competitive socialising

By Ed Bedington

Competitive socialising has seen significant growth as consumers embrace the opportunity to get active in the pub, but with recession now on the cards and a cost of living crisis, how will the sector be impacted?

Get your team ready: This year's World's Biggest Pub Quiz set for highest levels of pub participation

More than 500 pubs register for World’s Biggest Pub Quiz

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

More than 500 pubs have signed up to the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz, running from 9 to 15 May, with organiser PubAid confident this year’s event would hit an all-time high in pub participation, and money raised for charity.

Safe space: Inclusivity, community and entertainment key to LGBTQ+ venues (Getty/Ladanifer)

Operators offer tips for running LGBTQ+ venue

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Community, entertainment, and inclusivity must come first when running a successful LGBTQ+ venue reveal operators, with the rise in homophobic hate crimes over the pandemic stressing the need for safe spaces.

Game on: pub customers can play pool and darts but the business must factor this into their risk assessment (image: Getty/Steevy84)

Pub goers can play pool and darts

By Emily Hawkins

Customers returning to the pub this week will be allowed to play indoor games such as pool and darts, as per Government Covid-19 guidance for businesses.

Self-sanctioned baptism of fire: 'Ironically, the one area I do now feel in control of is the other side of my career as a performer'

How has 2020 changed people and pubs?

‘When you’re a publican and you’ve retrained as an actress. Just call me Lucky’

By Debbie Baisden, the Rayleigh Arms, Terling, Essex

To kick off a series looking back at a turbulent 12 months in the on-trade, Debbie Baisden, a multi-tasking, performing publican, explains how she is confronting Covid-19 challenges with hopes to continue both her careers in the arts and hospitality.

Publican Awards: The MA is calling for stories of excellence to send the message that hospitality matters.

Publican Awards aims to celebrate sector

By The Morning Advertiser

The coronavirus crisis has battered our sector, yet companies have remained resilient and strong, supporting their teams and customers. The Morning Advertiser (MA) aims to celebrate this with the launch of the Publican Awards.

Cultural change: 'pubs and restaurants have made headlines consistently over the past nine months, but the incredibly serious, potentially existential crisis, facing night clubs doesn’t seem to be penetrating the zeitgeist in the same way'

Analysis

Night clubs 'unfortunate, unnoticed casualties' of coronavirus

By Stuart Stone

While the existential crisis facing night clubs hasn’t occupied as many column inches as the plight of pubs, a number of sector stakeholders believe that lights out for late nights out would change not just the complexion of the hospitality sector, but...

Music limit: pubs must ensure “no music is played on the premises which exceeds 85db

Pubs banned from playing loud music

By Emily Hawkins

The pub sector was not adequately consulted on extra restrictions on pub music volumes, a trade association has said.

Government clarification: pubs have been advised they should not be hosting karaoke events just yet.

Pubs 'should not host karaoke'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs should still not host karaoke events amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has advised.

Reopening unlikely: news of Government support for grassroots music venues will be welcome news for sites such as the Fiddler's Elbow in north London

Grants of up to £80k for music pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Grassroots music venues at immediate risk of permanent closure will receive £2.25m emergency funding, the Government has announced.

Impossible to reopen: one publican said he felt there was 'no light at the end of the tunnel' with theatre lovers reluctant to return

Theatre pubs 'stepping into the unknown'

By Emily Hawkins

Theatre pubs are facing an existential threat as the possibility of reopening this summer looks slim, operators have told The Morning Advertiser (MA).

How can pubs continue to provide live entertainment?

The show must go on...

By Ed Bedington

Live entertainment has long been a pub sector staple, and although lockdown is still underway operators are continuing to find ways to entertain punters.

Tuned in: United We Stream has raised more than £250,000. Pictured Andy Burnham (left) and Sacha Lord

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Apply for United We Stream’s £260,000 Covid-19 relief fund

By Stuart Stone

Pubs, bars and music venues in Greater Manchester can now apply for additional Covid-19 funding after the region’s live gig platform, United We Stream, raised more than a quarter of a million pounds in its first month.

Quiz of the year: have a go, and share your score on Facebook or Twitter to let us know how you did

The Morning Advertiser Quiz of the Year

By Ed Bedington

It’s nearly the end of 2019 and it has been quite the year, but have you kept up to speed on the various issues and challenges that have faced the sector?

It’s a cracker: pubco is putting the green into Greene King

Greene King goes green with its crackers

By Alice Leader

This year, Greene King is pulling a greener Christmas as it offers an eco-friendly cracker to its customers as a step to reduce its environmental impact.

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