Grassroots venues need ticket levy to survive
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On this week's show we look at calls for government support for the grassroots live music industry following the closure of music venue Moles and the announcement that the Nozstock festival will shut down after its 2024 edition, plus the next evolution of Kiss as superhero holograms. SECTION TIMES 01: Grassroots live music (00:03:13) 02: News in brief (00:10:44) 03: Kiss (00:14:53) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) THIS WEEK'S MAIN STORIES • Music Venue Trust calls for law forcing live industry support for grassroots venues, as Bath Moles closes after 45 years • Nozstock festival to end after 2024 edition, prompting new call for government support for festival sector • Kiss preview new avatar show at final human performance NEWS IN BRIEF • Spotify confirms the cost of its dramatic downsizing, cancels two in-house podcasts • Indie labels suggest delaying Spotify’s royalty payout revamp to allow proper consultation • CISAC President Björn Ulvaeus calls on EU to keep clear transparency obligations in AI Act • Record industry tells US Copyright Office training AI with existing music is “rarely, if ever, fair use” • BBC Sound Of 2024 longlist revealed ALSO MENTIONED • Blackpink renew deal with YG, but uncertainty over group’s future remains • IMPALA’s questions for Spotify over the changes it is making to its model
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