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Creative Kirklees / News / Tue 13 Mar 2018

Exciting new initiative - Music Planet Live & Music Venue Trust

Exciting new initiative - Music Planet Live & Music Venue Trust

100 new young female promoters - 100 new shows - 100 grassroots music venues.

Music Venue Trust and Music Planet Live are delighted to announce a major new partnership to reinvigorate and diversify the grassroots music scene in the UK. Fightback: Grassroots Promoter is a £100,000 intervention aimed at young women who are passionate about live music and want to learn the skills to become an independent promoter. FB: GP will make £100,000 in subsidy guarantees available to underwrite 100 Fightback fundraising shows at Grassroots Music Venues promoted by the next generation of young, female, independent promoters.

Under 25s who want to promote a show are often put off by the risk or the lack of information about who to speak to, how to get the best deal, or what connections they need. At the same time, Grassroots Music Venues are crying out for new young promoters with fresh ideas. Add into that mix, a lack of diversity in the music industry and it adds up to a series of barriers to young women taking up promoting and adding their unique voice and ideas to the grassroots scene. MVT and MPL want to change all that with a specific initiative aimed at enabling 100 young female promoters to put on a show at their local Music Venues Alliance member Grassroots Music Venue. FB: GP offers a no-risk financial entry point for young women to take their first step in promoting or develop their promoting skills.

MVT will supply a toolkit and contacts young women need to put on their show. Alongside this, the FB: GP scheme will match them with music industry experts with experience of every aspect of delivering a successful event who can mentor them through the process. To find out more and to apply to be part of Fightback Grassroots Promoter, follow the link below. Then email Music Venue Trust at to receive full details on how to bring your show together.

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