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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
London Mayor Launches Plan To Save Music Venues
Whatever the reason, there are fewer and fewer places for artists and bands to perform, which robs them of the opportunity to hone their chops in front of an audience.
London mayor Boris Johnson is taking action though, alarmed at the large number of music venues that have either closed or are facing closure in his city.
The Mayor has set up a task force to work with venues, musicians, the Ministry of Culture and just about anyone else that's interested in an effort to keep London's music scene alive and well.
Whether the task force will be successful is yet to be seen, but it's an admirable attempt to even recognize the problem in the first place. It would be great if US cities would do something similar, but don't hold your breath, as its low on the list of priorities for most US mayors.
You can read the Taskforce's report here.