Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision.
BBC Radio 6 Music brings a broad range of music and culture beyond the mainstream to music lovers with a curious spirit, combining the cutting-edge music of today with the iconic, ground-breaking sounds of the past 50 years. 6 Music has been supporting Independent Venue Week since it began in 2014. Over the years, Steve Lamacq has taken his weekday afternoon show (4pm-7pm) to independent venues across the UK in celebration of Independent Venue Week, visiting locations from Cardiff to Stowmarket, Brighton to Dunfermline and many more in between.
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. They enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. They distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.
Creative Wales are a Welsh Government agency set up in 2020 to support the creative industries in Wales. We harness the power of our creative sectors, drive growth in our economy and help build a prosperous future for our country. The expert team connects people and businesses to foster new opportunities; provides knowledge and resources to upskill workforce and support trainees; and invests in ideas and people to help the creative economy flourish.
See Tickets is a leading, independent and global ticketing business with 8,000 clients around the world. See began trading as a Nottingham-based record shop more than 30 years ago, and whilst the business has grown significantly, it has not forgotten that independent venues are amongst many of its long standing clients. With a firm belief that these venues are crucial to the live music scene, to fans and to artists, See is proud to once again support IVW.
At BBC Music Introducing, our sole purpose is to push forward a new wave of unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar UK talent. Playing live, especially at the begging of an artist’s career is so important. There is no better place to that than at a local independent venue. They are at the core of the new music seen and so import in an artists journey. BBC Music Introducing local radio shows are big supporter of the independent venues in their scene. IVW weeks is always on the BBC Introducing calendar, spotlighting the work of amazing venues and music supports around the country.
The BRIT Trust was established in 1989 by UK record labels and the wider music community. Its founding mission was to draw on the transformative power of music and the arts to do good and to enable positive pathways for young people of all backgrounds – recognising that this can best be achieved by embracing accessibility, diversity and inclusion as key values.
As the UK’s music licensing company for more than 130,000 performers and recording rightsholders, PPL licenss recorded music when it is played in public or broadcast on the radio or TV in the UK and then distribute the fees to the performers and recording rightsholders we represent. Through a network of international agreements with collective management organisations (CMOs) in other countries, PPL is also able to collect royalties for performers and recording rightsholders when their recorded music is played around the world.
loadin.com is an innovative, centralised communication tool built for festival promoters, production managers, artist liaisons, tour managers and artists. Allowing festivals to manage the relationship with their artists and management teams pre, during and post event while keeping all essential tour info in one place, loadin.com is your front row ticket to simplified festival management. No more dropbox, no more spreadsheets, and no more confusion. Advancing has never been easier.
The F-List for Music is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at supporting UK female and gender expansive musicians in their careers. Primarily we give them profile via our incredible website directory (now nearly 5.5K listings), our active social media channels or our digital music playlists. The directory is used by promoters, labels, managers, commissioners, radio DJs, journalists, musicians and fans to discover and source incredible female talent.
Hardwick & Morris is a vibrant firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Managers specialising in music and entertainment based in Central London. We work with artists, entrepreneurs and boutique companies as well as larger companies and organisations, all of whom we have a strong personal relationship with. We have built our business by providing a high quality, efficient and very personable service resulting in a reputation for hard work, integrity and professionalism. With a good dose of humour and fun thrown in.
A chemical engineer by trade he side-stepped into the music business over 30 years ago, to set up a club night, Funky Mule, escalating to promote countless events in the UK and mange venues. Now dedicating much of his time to 360 Club, based at the popular Lending Room venue in Leeds, which was set up in 2008 to promote new and emerging acts from Leeds and surrounding areas to give them on-going help and support whenever they need it with many areas of the industry. Richard was seeing a lot of artists with poor quality T-shirts, invariably being charged far too much for them so decided to partner with a company to provide high quality screen printed shirts at a much better price. This was the start of an accidental journey in to doing merch and how Richard came to work with IVW from the first year.
Marshall Amplification has a vibrant and dynamic history within the music industry and is celebrated by some of the greatest artists in the world. Catapulted from humble beginnings in Hanwell, London, Marshall is now a global brand achieving manufacturing excellence. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of the business and every product they create. With 60 years of music experience, Marshall continues to push the boundaries of possibility for the musicians of the future.
TagMix content boosts social reach and engagement by 400% (average) because good sound matters to people, consequently TagMix videos get shared by 75% of artists on their own social media channels creating awareness for your venue and events. TagMix has worked with over 300 artists and reached more than 1.4 million fans in 2022, our hardware is set up in flagship venues across the UK, and we’re working with some of the UK’s biggest festivals.
War Child protects, educates and stands up for the rights of children living through conflict. War Child provides psychosocial support to help children overcome the traumas of war. War Child works in some of the hardest to reach places to support those who are hardest hit – Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Beavertown Brewery is dedicated to crafting high quality, innovative beers like Neck Oil IPA or Gamma Ray APA that appeal to the thirsty masses. From brewing to branding, we believe in creativity at the heart of everything we do. At Beavertown, we believe beer is more than just a beer, it’s an experience. That’s why we host weekly Saturday taprooms to give people the chance to taste our carefully crafted beer in its natural habitat, our own Tottenham brewery.