How To Start & Run A Venue
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Music venues are not merely empty spaces that host live music. They are centres of culture. They can transform an artists bedroom beats into a night of pure euphoria and can, after years of creating memories and contributing to the community, become entrenched in a city’s identity. However, times are harder than ever for venue owners. With financial pressures from development companies and poor turnouts, opening a new venue in the current climate might seem like a death wish. There are some, however, who are making it work. This panel sees owners of venues new and old come together to look back on how the business has changed, discuss the challenges faced when running a venue and look forward to see what the future will hold for venues and music lovers alike.