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LIVE welcomes PLASA on board

PLASA adds even broader live music industry support to LIVE, strengthening its lobbying power and collaborating on new cross-industry initiatives.

LIVE, the UK’s representative body for live music, a federation of 15 associations spanning festivals, venues, promoters, production, artists, agents, managers and more has announced PLASA as its latest board member.  PLASA now brings 47 years of unique experience to the LIVE Board, serving all those who work behind the scenes with live event, installation, and entertainment technology.

PLASA and LIVE both recognise the importance of collaboration to produce more impactful results for the industry.  Moreover, both organisations campaigned on behalf of the industry throughout the pandemic: PLASA spearheading the influential #WeMakeEvents campaign and LIVE advocating for the sector on issues from employment to taxation, touring to sustainability.

By adding PLASA’s experience and expertise to that of LIVE’s other member associations, the sector will be better placed to promote the best interests of the entire live music industry.

Peter Heath, PLASA’s Managing Director, comments, “We are delighted to join the LIVE board, and we look forward to working with such a forward-thinking and dynamic organisation.  I believe that both PLASA and LIVE have valuable skills that will complement one another.  And I hope PLASA’s presence on the LIVE board will serve as a solid foundation for our future endeavours together.”

Jon Collins, CEO of LIVE, adds, “The UK’s live music industry is world class.  While we have been able to bounce back from the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the gains have not been uniform. To support the entirety of the live music ecosystem, we need a clear, credible and consistent voice.  This is why bringing organisations such as PLASA onto the board is so important.  With real world experience, through its members and the work of #WeMakeEvents, we highly value and welcome PLASA’s input and guidance.” 

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