Fashionable Glasgow gig venue the Glad Cafe to be saved in marketing campaign to guard grassroots websites

A much-loved Glasgow music venue has been rescued after main stars threw their help behind a marketing campaign to guard UK grassroots music venues.

The Glad Cafe on Pollokshaws Highway has been helped by the Personal Our Venues marketing campaign launched by the Music Venue Belief (MVT).

The favored music spot is a non-profit venue and native artistic hub which has hosted numerous acts together with Deacon Blue. The venue might be among the many first to learn from the scheme – permitting The Glad Cafe to proceed to offer a platform for native rising artists and enormous touring bands.

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The Personal Our Venue fundraiser is coming in shut to focus on, presently sitting at £1.8m with 12 days remaining till funding closes on March 30 – with MVT aiming to buy its first venue in April.

The Glad Cafe in Glasgow is considered one of 9 pilot venues that, if the goal is reached, will probably be bought by Music Venue Belief.

The Glad Cafe is a popular venue among the live music community in Glasgow.
The Glad Cafe is a well-liked venue among the many stay music group in Glasgow.

Talking on the initiative, Rory Haye, founding director and venue supervisor of The Glad Cafe stated: “It might be a sport changer for The Glad Cafe to have MVP as a supportive landlord who understands the challenges of working a music venue in a residential group.”

The ‘Personal Our Venues’ idea is constructed on the Neighborhood Share mannequin that has successfuly saved native pubs, submit workplaces and sports activities grounds.

On completion of buy the venues might be provided a direct hire discount and assist contribute to constructing repairs and insurance coverage, whereas additionally guaranteeing long run safety and market resistant rents.

For the reason that launch of the ‘Personal Our Venues’ initiative, lots of of people, firms and organisations have already pledged their help to the venture. These embody excessive profile buyers corresponding to Ed Sheeran, Frank Turner and musician-turned-venue proprietor Ben Lovett, alongside main music trade firms corresponding to Sony Music Leisure and Warner Music. Arts Council England has additionally confirmed a grant of £500,000 to the venture.

Mark Davyd, CEO and Founding father of MVT stated, “We all know that altering the possession mannequin of grassroots music venues is the only most essential change we will make to this sector. The very best folks to Personal Our Venues are the individuals who love them, want them and use them. We need to see everybody who has a stake in the way forward for these venues turn into a direct monetary stakeholder in that future; native communities, artists, audiences, the music trade. The success of those venues is important to the way forward for stay music for all of us. This isn’t a time to take a seat on the sidelines hoping another person will do that for us, it’s right down to us to make it occur.”

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