News

A catalogue of news, content and useful information about and from the Liverpool City Region Music Board.

June 10th 2024

Leveraging Eurovision 2023: LCR Music Board Achieves Key Legacy Goals

Last year, Liverpool, renowned for its musical heritage, hosted the Eurovision Song Contest. The Liverpool City Region Music Board (LCRMB) played a pivotal role not only in bringing Eurovision to Liverpool but also in ensuring a lasting legacy for the city and the wider region. Over the past 12 months LCRMB has made significant strides […]

Read More
June 08th 2024

Liverpool Music City has new digital home

This week marked the launch of Liverpoolmusiccity.com, a comprehensive website dedicated to promoting the city region’s diverse array of music events, creatives, talented musicians, bustling music businesses, and illustrious musical heritage. The new website is set to become the ultimate online destination for music enthusiasts, locals, and visitors, offering an extensive guide to everything music-related […]

Read More
April 30th 2024

Spotlight On: The Studio, Halton

Discover the heart of Halton’s music scene in our latest video that puts the spotlight on ‘The Studio’ in Widnes. As the largest independent venue in the borough, it’s more than just a space for gigs—it’s a vibrant hub nurturing local talent and fostering community connections. Nestled near Widnes town centre, The Studio offers a […]

Read More
April 10th 2024

Groundbreaking ReMap Report Unveils Insights into Black Music in Liverpool City Region

Liverpool City Region Music Board proudly announces the release of the ReMap Report, marking a significant milestone in the exploration of the creative and professional experiences of Black music makers and practitioners in the Liverpool City Region. Conducted between 2021 and 2023, the research engaged individuals from the Black music community through interviews, surveys, and […]

Read More
March 13th 2024

ReMap Report Launch: Uncovering experiences of Black music creators and professionals in Liverpool City Region

Are you passionate about the future of Black music in Liverpool City Region? Join us for an enlightening evening at the ReMap report launch event, where you’ll gain exclusive insights into the culmination of two years of groundbreaking research. Date: Wednesday, 10th April, 2024 Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm Location: District, 61 Jordan St, Liverpool L1 […]

Read More
January 23rd 2024

Spotlight On Kempston Street Studios: A New Era in Music Production Unveiled

Discover the next chapter in Merseyside’s music scene with our latest ‘Spotlight On’ video, showcasing the state-of-the-art Kempston Street Studios in Liverpool. This facility, which opened its doors in October 2022, is not just a recording studio but a creative haven born out of the legacy of the Grammy award-winning Parr Street Studios. Forced to […]

Read More
December 07th 2023

Return of the Night Bus: Improving nightlife accessibility in our City Region

Thanks to the resounding support from across the city region, we are thrilled to announce the relaunch of the night bus service, set to commence service from Friday 9th December onwards! This late-night service marks a pivotal step towards boosting the vitality of the region’s nighttime economy. It offers a convenient and affordable travel option […]

Read More
November 20th 2023

Spotlight On: Scrapyard Studios

Scrapyard Studios in Bootle is playing a pivotal role in Sefton’s music scene. Our ‘Spotlight On’ video offers a behind the scenes look into this creative hub; showcasing its state-of-the-art facilities catering to local musicians and creatives alike. Established in 2018, Scrapyard Studios stands as a beacon of artistic celebration and community promotion. As a […]

Read More
October 31st 2023

Reflecting on ‘Let the Music Play’ Consultations across Liverpool City Region

The LCR Music Board would like to extend its sincere gratitude to all those who participated and contributed to the comprehensive series of ‘Let the Music Play’ consultation events, each uniquely tailored to the six boroughs in our vibrant city region. For a detailed overview of each event, including the core opportunities and challenges affecting […]

Read More
October 23rd 2023

Liverpool City Region Music Board Contributes to EuroCities Culture Forum Meeting

On the 14th of October, Liverpool City Region Music Board was represented by Board members Dr. Mat Flynn, and colleagues Grace Goodwin, and Richard Anderson at the EuroCities Culture Forum Meeting held in Birmingham. The central theme of the 2023 event was ‘Future Proofing Culture,’ and it marked a significant occasion as it brought together […]

Read More
October 08th 2023

Celebrating St Helens’ Music: Insights and Aspirations from ‘Let the Music Play’

On the 16th of September, Liverpool City Region Music Board organised its sixth and final ‘Let the Music Play’ consultation event, which was specifically dedicated to the borough of St Helens. The event was integrated into St Helens Council’s ReCharged Music Festival as a lunchtime session at The World of Glass. It garnered the participation […]

Read More
September 29th 2023

LCR Music Board’s tribute to Geoff Davies

The Liverpool music community has been paying tribute to Geoff Davies, who sadly passed away recently, and whose funeral took place earlier this week. In this blog post, Head of UNESCO City of Music for Liverpool, Kevin McManus, takes a trip down memory lane in his personal tribute on behalf of the Music Board: It […]

Read More
September 03rd 2023

Fostering Local Music Growth: Insights from Knowsley Consultation Event

Liverpool City Region Music Board recently hosted it’s borough-focused ‘Let the Music Play’ consultation event for Knowsley, which took place at Deanes House in Prescot. The event provided an invaluable platform for music professionals, artists, and industry stakeholders to voice their perspectives on local opportunities and challenges. The significance of each borough within the city […]

Read More
August 21st 2023

Consultation about Liverpool’s Music Community: Let the Music Play Event

Creative conversations reverberated at our recent ‘Let the Music Play’ consultation event, marking the fourth installment in the series. Nestled in the heart of Liverpool’s vibrant Baltic area, the event was hosted at 24 Kitchen Street, drawing a variety of music artists and industry professionals. This dynamic congregation shared their invaluable insights into the local […]

Read More
July 17th 2023

We let the Music Play: Wirral

On Wednesday, 12th July, Liverpool City Region Music Board hosted its fourth ‘Let the Music Play’ consultation event, at Future Yard in Wirral. We invited music professionals, artists, and anyone working in the music sector across the borough of Wirral to attend the event. This allowed the Board to gain a better understanding of the […]

Read More
July 06th 2023

Celebrating and supporting music from all six boroughs…

In the words of Kevin McManus, (Bootle boy) and Head of UNESCO City of Music at Culture Liverpool… The Liverpool City Region Music Board, as the name suggests, focuses on the music sector across the whole of the City Region and not just Liverpool. The Board is currently midway through a roadshow of local consultations hosted […]

Read More
June 30th 2023

Our successful Sefton consultation event

Liverpool City Region Music Board recently hosted its second ‘Let the Music Play’ consultation event in Sefton. The event, which took place at Lock and Quay in Bootle, garnered significant attendance and provided a platform for music professionals, artists, and individuals working in the music sector to voice their perspectives on local opportunities and challenges. […]

Read More
June 16th 2023

Bring back night buses?

Following various consultations with music venues across the city region, Liverpool City Region Music Board is on a mission to bring back Late-Night Bus routes; a lifeline to the city region’s night time economy. To help build the business case for reinstating the night bus routes discontinued during the lockdowns, like the N86 and Tunnel […]

Read More
May 09th 2023

Let the Music Play: Halton

On Friday 21st April Liverpool City Region Music Board hosted its first ‘Let the Music Play’ consultation event, at The Studio in Widnes. We invited music professional, artists and anyone working in the music sector in Halton to attend the event; helping the Board to understand the various opportunities and constraints they’re facing locally. The […]

Read More
May 02nd 2023

Delivering a Eurovision legacy for Liverpool’s music sector

Several members of Liverpool city Region Music Board were instrumental in bringing Eurovision to Liverpool, and all members have been involved in the delivery of Eurovision and ensuring a lasting legacy of the event for the city and the region. Improving late night public transport, promoting Liverpool City Region’s wide variety of music attractions and […]

Read More
March 23rd 2023

Spotlight On: Adlib

Members of the LCR Music Board were recently treated to a tour of Adlib’s extensive headquarters in Knowsley, making this the ideal local business for our first ‘Spotlight On’ feature. Nearly four decades of experience has enabled Adlib to establish itself as one of the most well-known and respected names in the events and technical […]

Read More
February 28th 2023

Music Careers Day – Southport 2023

On 26th January over 100 students from high schools in Sefton attended our ‘Music Careers Day’ in Southport. This is one of six music careers day events for each of the six boroughs of the city region. They have been organised by the Merseyside Music Education Hub Alliance and Sound City Satellite, and funded by […]

Read More
February 18th 2023

Career advice and inspiration: Opera Singer, Jennifer Johnston

My role: I am a mezzo soprano and appear as a soloist with opera companies and orchestras all over the world, unless there’s a global pandemic! I was Artist in Residence with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra until recently and still perform with them often so I do sing ‘at home’ too. What do you […]

Read More
January 30th 2023

2023 Events Industry Day at Gateacre School

On Thursday (26th January), Knowsley’s Adlib, in conjunction with the Liverpool City Region Music Board and PLASA,  presented a Music Industry Production Day at Gateacre Comprehensive School in Liverpool. The day was designed to give industry insight to the 24 students who, by working alongside the Adlib team, learned about the production equipment, how it […]

Read More
December 20th 2022

LCR Music Board pays tribute to Iain Templeton and Terry Hall – words from Kevin McManus

The music world is a poorer place today with the sad news of the deaths of Terry Hall (The Specials/Fun Boy Three), Martin Duffy (Primal Scream), and our own Iain Templeton, a feature of the Liverpool music scene for the last 30 years or so. I first got to know Iain when he was in […]

Read More
December 19th 2022

Developing young artists with LIMF Academy

LIMF Academy, talent development initiative for young music artists and creatives locally, has received £50,000 of Liverpool City Region Music Board funding in the last two years. It has been used to fund new mental well-being programme ‘Changing the Narrative’, their forthcoming ‘Open Sauce’ music conference, and allowed them to take on an additional 12 […]

Read More
October 05th 2022

We’ve Mapped Your Music Venues

Liverpool City Region Music Board is proud to reveal the new digital map which details useful information about local live music venues that is not accessible anywhere else. The map and its data will be used to support the local music eco-system. The map is now live on the music board’s website Created in partnership […]

Read More
September 02nd 2022

LCR Music Board plans progress with £1.6m funding

The Liverpool City Region Music Board is excited to progress with £1.6m plans to further develop the local music sector. Using £1.6m from the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) approved by the LCR Combined Authority as well as match funding from local organisations and providers, the second phase of the ‘LCR Music Sector Development Project’ aims […]

Read More
August 20th 2022

Career advice and inspiration: Andy Dockerty, Managing Director of Adlib Audio Ltd

My role(s): As MD of Adlib, I monitor elements of the business such as finances, commercial rental teams, installation and dry sales teams and the repairs and maintenance departments. I am actively involved in the warehouse operations, design, health and safety, as well as development of the youngsters who wish to be touring technicians. What […]

Read More
July 01st 2022

Blog: Further verification that Liverpool leads the way in terms of music creation

Liverpool’s Head of UNESCO City of Music, Kevin McManus, explains the recently published Music Industry Body (BPI) ‘All About The Music 2022’ report, and the significance of Liverpool and Merseyside as key contributors. The UK has, for a long time, been recognised as one of the world’s leading music cultures with many of the highest […]

Read More
June 21st 2022

World Music Day 2022

A Blog from Kevin McManus, Head of Liverpool UNESCO City of Music, about World Music Day in the city of Liverpool. World Music Day (or Fête de la musique) is celebrated every year on 21st June.  If you haven’t heard of it before, it is the simple but brilliant concept of having a day that […]

Read More
May 30th 2022

Career advice and inspiration: Mike Walsh, UK Head of Strategic Partnerships at Serenade

My various role(s): UK Head of Strategic Partnerships at Eco-friendly music NFT platform Serenade. Plus an artist co-manager of two young singer songwriters, and active committee member of both War Child and EarthPercent charities What do you love most about your job? At Serenade I love speaking to artists and managers every day about the […]

Read More
May 10th 2022

Recordings: Write the Future Music and Tech Conference

On 28th April 2022 Liverpool City Region Music Board hosted ‘Write the Future: Music Technology Conference’ in Liverpool City Centre, showcasing the emerging technologies transforming the evolving music industry and creating immersive music experiences for fans. For those who were unable to attend the event, full recordings are now available on our YouTube channel. Influential […]

Read More
April 11th 2022

Write the Future: Music and Tech Conference in Liverpool, 28th April

On 28th April 2022 Liverpool City Region Music Board is hosting ‘Write the Future: Music Technology Conference’ in Liverpool City Centre, showcasing the emerging technologies transforming the evolving music industry and creating immersive music experiences for fans. All musicians, creatives and music executives working in the Liverpool City Region are invited to attend this free […]

Read More
March 23rd 2022

Thank you to all who attended ‘Keeping LCR Music Venues on the Map’

Last night (Tuesday 22nd March 2020) we joined forces with University of Liverpool to host an event especially for local music venue owners, managers and gig promoters; which focused on ‘safeguarding and protecting local music venues’. The event, at the Royal Philharmonic Music Room, encouraged attendees to share their opinions about issues currently affecting music […]

Read More
March 08th 2022

Happy International Women’s Day, from Liverpool City Region Music Board

This International Women’s Day, Liverpool City Region Music Board is talking about ‘Gender Equality’; one of the board’s key strategic priorities. The Music Board aims to ensure gender equality and erase bias in the local music industry; supporting the rights of those who face intersecting discrimination, and putting their voices at the centre of policy-making. […]

Read More
February 25th 2022

Event: Keeping Liverpool City Region Music Venues on the Map

If you run a venue or if you are a promoter who puts on gigs in the city region (Liverpool, Wirral, St Helens, Sefton, Halton and Knowsley), the Liverpool City Region Music Board would like to invite you to this event. The Board would like to meet with you and hear your thoughts and opinions, […]

Read More
February 18th 2022

LCR Music Board pays tribute to Owen Moran

The LCR Music Board would like to send their condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of musician Owen Moran (62) who sadly passed away recently. Owen was the bass guitarist and singer in Liverpool band, Cook Da Books, who were championed by the likes of Janice Long and John Peel. With fellow […]

Read More
February 03rd 2022

Career advice and inspiration: Jennifer John, Vocal Coach and Composer

My various role(s): I have several roles, which include: Creative Director, industry vocal coach (specialising in artistic development), composer of choral music, singer/songwriter, vocal arranger, session singer, music manager. I am an award winning composer, vocal coach (specialising in artistic development), singer/songwriter, creative director and music mentor. In my capacity as a singing lecturer I […]

Read More
February 03rd 2022

Independent Venue Week 2022 – this year it feels even more important than ever

This Independent Venue Week (31 January – 6 February 2022), Kevin McManus, Head of Liverpool UNESCO City of Music, credits the small venues across the region who are striving to survive while continuing to create memories for gig-goers and opening doors for musicians, in-spite of the difficulties resulting from the pandemic. Independent Venue Week is […]

Read More
February 02nd 2022

Academic Study: The effects of COVID-19 on music makers in Liverpool City Region

An academic article has been published that explores the effects of Covid-19, in particular the ‘stay at home’ lockdown, on music makers in the Liverpool City Region. The joint study, by LCR Music Board Member Mat Flynn and colleague Richard Anderson both from the University of Liverpool, utilises qualitative and quantitative data from an online […]

Read More
December 28th 2021

LCR Music Board pays tribute to Janice Long

Liverpool City Region Music Board would like to pay tribute to Janice Long. Our thoughts are with the family of Janice Long who sadly passed away on Christmas Day after a short illness. Liverpool born Janice had a long, amazing career in broadcasting and throughout it she retained an infectious enthusiasm for supporting new music. […]

Read More
December 21st 2021

LCR Music Board members call for more recognition and support for the live events and entertainment sector

Liverpool City Region Board Member, and Managing Director of Adlib, Andy Dockerty, explains how the current media focus is on problems faced by the hospitality sector, neglecting to recognise how the problems also impact massively on events sector. Andy is also a founding member of the #wemakeevents campaign which aims to gain recognition and support […]

Read More
December 14th 2021

Local artists and ‘Future Industry Professionals’ to receive PPL Momentum Accelerator support

In recent months we have been working closely with PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, to help them select music creators and industry professionals based in the Liverpool City Region who will receive their PPL Momentum Accelerator support. The two music creators receiving support are: Astles – Recording, […]

Read More
December 09th 2021

Career advice and inspiration: Yaw Owusu, Creative Consultant

My role as a Creative Consultant: I have a few alternative roles; working on different projects for various companies. So the easiest way to explain what I do professionally, is that I’m a creative consultant who designs and helps drive game-changing music projects and initiatives for creatives, brands and organisations. I tend to get involved […]

Read More
December 01st 2021

Video: Disruptors affecting how money is being made in the music industry

We, the Liverpool City Region Music Board, recently hosted a panel event to support local musicians and industry professionals who want to understand more about ‘making money out of music’ in the constantly disrupted and evolving industry. In partnership with Business & IP Centre Liverpool City Region, we invited a panel of music industry experts […]

Read More
November 16th 2021

Launch of Liverpool City Region’s ‘Black Music Action Group’

The Liverpool City Region (LCR) Music Board’s Black Music Action Group has launched its BLM Manifesto as part of ON RECORD 2021, a festival celebrating and exploring Black music across the city region, at a public event at the British Music Experience. Liverpool City Region Music Board recently hosted an event at the British Music […]

Read More
October 22nd 2021

Event: Launch of our LCR Black Music Action Group

On Monday 25th October 2021, the Liverpool City Region Music Board is hosting an event to officially launch its rebranded sub-group, the ‘Black Music Action Group’ and the Music Board’s recently published Black Lives Matter Manifesto. The event will be hosted by SpyKatcha at the British Music Experience, with presentations given by members of the […]

Read More
October 08th 2021

Panel Event 21 October: Making Money in the Music Industry

On 21st October 2021, Liverpool City Region Music Board is hosting a panel event to support local musicians and industry professionals who want to understand more about ‘making money out of music’ in the constantly disrupted and evolving industry. In partnership with Business & IP Centre Liverpool City Region, we have invited a panel of […]

Read More
October 07th 2021

What is the Agent of Principle? What does it mean for our music venues?

“Agent of Change” is a term used to describe various approaches to controlling the relationship between new built developments (typically residential), and extant noise sources (typically, music venues). The agent of Change Principle encapsulates the position that a person or business (i.e. the agent) introducing a new land use is responsible for managing the impact […]

Read More
September 14th 2021

Career advice and inspiration: Michael Eakin, Chief Executive, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

My role as Chief Executive of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic comprises one of the country’s major professional symphony orchestras; a leading concert hall, and a major music education and outreach programme. As CEO my job is to lead this organisation of some 250 staff and musicians – setting the direction and strategy with […]

Read More
August 09th 2021

Liverpool – We Will Always Have Music

This blog from Kevin McManus, representative of the Liverpool City Region Music Board and Head of UNESCO City of Music at Culture Liverpool, explains why Liverpool always has and will continue to be recognised internationally as a city of music. Liverpool was in the news again recently with the news that we had lost our […]

Read More
August 05th 2021

Year On Evaluation: LCR Music Industry Support Fund

In 2020 the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority approved an award of £2m of SIF (Strategic Investment Find) to support the Liverpool City Region Music Industry Sector Development Pilot Project; delivering a programme of business growth, skills and talent development, and associated work to strengthen the LCR music ecosystem. The LCR Combined Authority approval was […]

Read More
June 09th 2021

LCR Music Board’s Black Lives Matter Manifesto

Liverpool City Region Music Board is proud to share its Black Lives Matter Manifesto (Download the PDF here: Black Lives Matter – LCRMB Manifesto 2021) Created in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement and born from the Board’s dedication to diversity and inclusivity, the manifesto details our Board’s commitment to acknowledging the contribution of […]

Read More
May 24th 2021

Announcement: New Music Board Members Revealed

Liverpool City Region Music Board is thrilled to reveal the names of its newest members; all experts and influential figures from the world of music. The eight new recruits are: Les Spaine, CEO of Spaine Music Company Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo soprano Andy Dockerty, Managing Director of Adlib events technology suppliers Saad Shaffi, Managing Director of […]

Read More
April 07th 2021

Contribute to LCR Freelance Working Agreement and Directory

Individuals from the creative industries community in Liverpool City Region are invited to contribute to the development of a Freelance Working Agreement and Directory. March for the Arts, a collective dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of the arts, is working with a group of freelancers and creative professionals to create this Freelance Working […]

Read More
February 18th 2021

LCR Music Board: We are recruiting new members

We are looking for new board members to join our panel of experts and influential figures from the world of music; sharing a passion for music and championing the local music scene. Those interested in acquiring one of the voluntary positions must complete the online application on our website by Friday 19th March 2021. Our […]

Read More
January 29th 2021

Independent Venue Week 2021

This Independent Venue Week (25-31 January 2021), Kevin McManus, Head of Liverpool UNESCO City of Music, shines a light on independent music venues in the city region, whose resilience has been further tested during the pandemic. This week is Independent Venue Week, celebrating and championing the venues that are the lifeblood of the UK music […]

Read More
January 28th 2021

A BEACON of resources for emerging artists

In December, Future Yard hosted BEACON, a live streamed ‘digital conference’ focusing on how emerging artists can creatively grow their artist project after COVID. LCR Music Board members, Cath Hurley and Craig Pennington from Future Yard, sought out a group of artists and industry professionals who have led innovative campaigns to drive success in the […]

Read More
January 07th 2021

Liverpool City Region Music Board pays tribute to Gerry Marsden

Liverpool City Region Music Board would like to pay tribute to Liverpool music legend, Gerry Marsden, who sadly passed this week. Kevin McManus, representative of the Liverpool City Region Music Board and Head of UNESCO City of Music at Culture Liverpool, shares memorable experiences of working with the late Gerry Marsden and pays tribute to […]

Read More
December 17th 2020

Policy Briefing: Securing the Future of Liverpool City Region’s Live and Dance Music Sector

This week, board member Dr Mat Flynn, who is a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, published his latest paper: Securing the Future of Liverpool City Region’s Live and Dance Music Sector. In recent weeks, board members have contributed to Mat’s research with Liverpool University’s Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place, which explores […]

Read More
December 16th 2020

Crucial music professionals and businesses slipping through the cracks

Kevin McManus, representative of the Liverpool City Region Music Board and Head of UNESCO City of Music at Culture Liverpool, explains how support is needed for local businesses and freelancers who are missing out on much-needed funding. As we all know, the impact of the pandemic on the music sector has been huge locally, nationally […]

Read More
December 09th 2020

Champion One, Champion All!

A new and unique digital exhibition of photographic portraits will debut at the Museum of Liverpool from today (9th December 2020). Champion One, Champion All!  is a collection of 33 portraits by Liverpool photographer Anthony Wilde and celebrates key figures from the city’s Black music scenes; the artists, promoters, venue owners, producers, managers and people […]

Read More
November 26th 2020

On Record with Mark Lewisohn: How Black Music Inspired the Beatles

On Monday 30th November a unique interview with Mark Lewisohn, the acknowledged world authority on The Beatles, will be streamed online. He joins representatives of Liverpool City Region Music Board, Paul Gallagher and Peter Hooton, to discuss the Black artists and Black music genres that inspired the Fab Four from Liverpool. This is one of […]

Read More
November 13th 2020

Making our website work for you…

We are currently developing this website; adding elements that support our strategy, to support and grow the local music sector, while also acting as a digital hub, sharing key information and resources to anyone working in the sector. We now have a Directory to showcase the variety of music talent and expertise in the Liverpool […]

Read More
October 28th 2020

The Studio in Widnes Making Waves thanks to the Music Industry Support Fund

‘The Studio Widnes’ has utilised their grant from the ‘Music Industry Support Fund’ to help local people in the Halton area overcome barriers to music; developing two virtual projects that enable the development of local musicians, singers and songwriters – ‘Social Song Writing’ and ‘Supported Studio Setups’. The Studio was one of over 50 beneficiaries […]

Read More
October 27th 2020

On Record – Celebrating black music in Liverpool

A festival of celebration and exploration of black music on Merseyside and the role it has played in communities over the past 70 years will launch online this week as part of Black History Month – From 5pm on Friday 30th October. Curated by LCR Music Board member, Yaw Owusu (The Playmaker Group / LIMF), […]

Read More
October 23rd 2020

LCR Music Board pays tribute to Hambi Haralambous

Liverpool City Region Music Board would like to pay our own tribute to Hambi Haralambous who sadly passed away last weekend. Hambi was a much loved and respected member of the Liverpool music community and many of the Music Board have personal experience of working with him over the last 30 years. He had a […]

Read More
September 30th 2020

Statement in support of #WeMakeEvents Global Day

Statement from Liverpool City Region Music Board: “The UK production companies behind the gigs and festivals we all attend are widely regarded as the best in the world, and many of these businesses are based in the Liverpool City Region. The live events industry was the fastest growing sector in the UK in 2018, with […]

Read More
August 28th 2020

Research Results Demonstrate “Catastrophic” Impacts of COVID-19 on Local Music Scene

PRESS RELEASE: Research results demonstrate devastating impacts of lockdown and social distancing on music makers in Liverpool City Region. 175 musicians surveyed in new research from Bido Lito! and University of Liverpool Liverpool City Region Music Board closely monitoring research as rebuild of sector begins A sample of 175 musicians and music makers from Liverpool […]

Read More
August 14th 2020

The Music Board is Looking For a Freelance Marketing and Communications Manager

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FREELANCE ROLE The Liverpool City Region (LCR) Music Board are seeking an experienced marketing/communications manager to undertake the co-ordination, development and delivery of the LCR Music Board’s key communications and messaging across existing platforms. We are looking for someone who is passionate about music, a lateral thinker with great initiative, who […]

Read More
June 29th 2020

Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter

The Liverpool City Region Music Board is committed to equality and diversity. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement, and we are against all forms of racism and discrimination. The recent brutal killings of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks brought into sharp focus the massive inequalities and challenges that people and businesses […]

Read More
June 04th 2020

Big name artists join fight to save Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios

Guy Garvey among musicians and producers demanding Parr Street Studios preservation  Elbow’s Guy Garvey, Travis’ Andy Dunlop, PiL’s Jah Wobble and a host of other musicians and producers have joined the fight to save Liverpool’s world-renowned Parr Street Studios, which developers threaten to turn into luxury apartments if officials don’t step in. The city centre […]

Read More

Sign up for latest news

Receive updates and invitations from the Liverpool City Region Music Board