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ISSUE 215, December 2017

MEG funding to help artistes tour 

THE BPI-RUN Music Export Growth (MEGS) scheme, which to date has provided 162 acts with £2.4 million in funding, is encouraging more artistes to come forward to potentially benefit from further investment over the next three years.

Director Chris Tams says that the regular rounds of funding are given to acts to aid numerous endeavours, including easing the costs of national and international touring. 

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Broad focus for bilingual showcase

FOCUS WALES (FW), Wrexham's multi-venue showcase festival and conference which last year welcomed around 8,500 visitors, including 150 delegates, has announced a slew of artistes and speakers for its 2018 edition. 

Founder Neal Thompson says the event, which will in particular make use of the new multi-million-pound 'arts hub' space (cap. 400) in the town's centre, will show significant growth.

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Putting theory into practice  

BEARDED THEORY, the 9,999-capacity festival held in Walton Upon Trent, Derbyshire, is looking for numerous acts to populate a new unsigned stage.

Applications to 2018's festival, held 24-27 May, will be vetted by music industry education initiative Academy of Music and Sound.

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Possibilities soar in the Midlands 

EMERGING ACTS hunting out a place to perform in Nottingham will find an unusual welcome in the form of JT Soar, a 60-capacity space on the outskirts of the city.

Co-founder Phil Booth, who also runs a studio and rehearsal room inside what was previously a fruit-and-veg warehouse, says that the do-it-yourself approach has made life vastly easier.

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  UK Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music
Part 2 Open-air venues, stadiums, arenas, campus venues, arts centres, clubs, pubs & bars.

The annual 88-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring interviews with and profiles of key figures.
  UK Venues for Contemporary Live Music (2017)
Part 1 Theatres and Concert Halls

The annual 92-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring a directory, interviews with and profiles of key figures.