Music Venue

'Forced out': one of Covent Garden's oldest music venues faces eviction from developers

Eviction threat for award-winning music venue

By Stuart Stone

The Roadhouse, one of the oldest live music venues in Covent Garden, London, faces eviction if planning permission is given to developers looking to revamp the site.

Significant change: Poppleston Allen looks at the agent-of-change principle

Agent-of-change principle could hit the right note

By Poppleston Allen

There have been numerous press reports over the years regarding the closure of live music venues and the impact upon not only local communities, but also the British music industry itself.

End of an era: Having hosted acts including Nirvana, Biffy Clyro and the Arctic Monkeys, the Bristol Bierkeller closed its doors for good last week

Famous music venue closes with immediate effect

By Stuart Stone

The Bristol Bierkeller closed its doors for the last time on Thursday 8 February after developers of the All Saints Street site didn’t include the popular music venue in its regeneration plans.

Cultural and economic assets: the Government has pledged to help protect Britain's music venues

Government backs 'agent of change' rollout

By Stuart Stone

The pub industry has reacted positively to the news that an agent-of-change principle, protecting the UK’s live music venues from property developers, has received Government backing and will be written into planning law.

Play time: music expert and former licensee Ethan Allen advised delegates on holding events

MA500: top tips on holding live music events

By Nikkie Sutton

Music maestro Ethan Allen gave delegates at last month (May)'s MA500 meeting in Liverpool, his top tips on how best to use live music in their venues:

Courts protect famous music pub in landmark victory

George Tavern

Courts protect famous music pub in landmark victory

By Oli Gross

A famous live music pub has won a legal battle against the development of nearby block of flats, in a decision which has been hailed as a landmark victory for grassroots music venues.

More consideration will be given to music venues in planning decisions

Make Some Noise

Boris Johnson gets behind campaign to save music venues

By Emily Sutherland

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind the ‘agent of change’ principle in an attempt to put a stop to the “catastrophic” loss of London’s live-music venues, including scores of pubs. 

Legal advice: Hope for pubs in noise debate

Make Some Noise

Legal advice: Hope for pubs in noise debate

By Poppleston Allen

Most people reading this article will at some time have bought a house and would not have done so without having a good look around the area.

How to deal with your nuisance neighbours

Legal advice

How to deal with your nuisance neighbours

By Jonathan Smith, Poppleston Allen

It has long been a doctrine in licensing law that because somebody had decided to move next door to a 2,000-capacity live music venue, there is no defence for the site in licensing law (whether that be under the old licensing regime or the new regime...