August 2017 

Dave Chumbley

Well, its good to be back, all of us at VIP hope that you had a good summer, from both business and personal points of view, and that getting through July without us wasnt too difficult!

Just before completing this Newsletter came the shocking news that Agent Dave Chumbley, of Primary Talent, a man well known to all of us at VIP, had died after a short illness. We send our commiserations to his family and friends.

A recent study by UK Music shows bad news for UK Venues. The report found that there was a sharp fall in the amount of money being spent at smaller venues - those with a capacity of below 1,500. These are the venues that have been closing in their droves over the past decade, declining by 35% in London thanks to rising costs, pressures from property developers and strict licensing laws.

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The Fall cancel US tour.

Manchester Arena Reopens

More Bad News for Small Venues in the UK

Successful First Edition of Eastern European Music Festival

Let's Talk Politics with Detlef Schwarte MD at Reeperbahn Festival:

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