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After 3 years of negotiationů. The new PRS tariff!!

After 3 years of negotiationů. The new PRS tariff!!

16th May 2018

AFO members and others will know from previous statements, PRS and AFO along with several other Live music promoters  and associations have been discussing the Performing Right Society’s demand to increase the % rate of the LP tariff. During the consultation phase it became clear that PRS were looking to move up nearer to rates similar to those charged in some European countries. F...

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Secondary ticketing sites pledge overhaul

Secondary ticketing sites pledge overhaul

3rd May 2018

Following CMA enforcement action, 3 major secondary ticketing websites have pledged a number of changes to the way information is provided to customers.   StubHub, GETMEIN! and Seatwave have formally committed to ensuring better information will be given about tickets being resold through their platforms. This builds on changes they had already made during the course of the Competition ...

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UK Festivals Get Smart with Power and Travel

UK Festivals Get Smart with Power and Travel

19th March 2018

A major shift in the way UK festivals approached energy management and travel planning in 2017 has been revealed in the annual Festival & Events Industry Green Survey. The survey, run by festival think-tank Powerful Thinking, revealed the percentage of UK festivals actively working with their power suppliers, to increase efficiency and reduce fuel, doubled from one ...

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International Women's Day 2018 - Important News

International Women's Day 2018 - Important News

8th March 2018

FIGHTBACK: GRASSROOTS PROMOTER  Exciting new initiative from Music Planet Live and Music Venue Trust  Music Venue Trust and Music Planet Live are delighted to announce a major new partnership to reinvigorate and diversify the grassroots music scene in the UK. Fightback: Grassroots Promoter is a £100,000 in...

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Donald Shaw to 'step aside' as Celtic Connections artistic director

Donald Shaw to 'step aside' as Celtic Connections artistic director

13th February 2018

Donald Shaw is to step aside as artistic director of Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in the wake of the record-breaking 25th annual event attracting more than 130,000 concert-goers for the first time ever. Read more at :https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/donald-shaw-to-step-aside-as-celtic-connections-artistic-director-1-4682665 ...

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Event Counter Terrorism Risk Managers Course

Event Counter Terrorism Risk Managers Course

13th February 2018

Member offer  The first EvCTRM Course will be between 26th Feb and 2nd March 2018 at The Fire Service College, London Road, Moreton-in-Marsh Gloucestershire, GL56 ORH. The cost of course the First Event Counter Terrorism Course being offered to NOEA Members is (a one time) £950.00 (Normally£ 1950). http://www.storm4events.com/page21.html...

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Event Club Party 2018

Event Club Party 2018

13th February 2018

The industry networking party of the year! Open to all live event professionals. With drinks reception, networking, specialist food and a FANTASTIC fireworks display to ensure your evening goes off with a BANG! 350 event professionals coming together! Only 150 tickets were available to non-Event Buyers Live guests. Only 23 tickets are left!  Event Buyers Live 2018 VIPs and supplier...

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Urgent News - Cash request Scam

Urgent News - Cash request Scam

12th February 2018

BEWARE CASH REQUEST SCAM Friends at Bristol Jazz Festival and World Music Engineer (Rob Ellmore) are warning us that Bristol Jazz and others have been targeted by a scam. It comes online and looks like it’s offering musicians gigs at these legitimate events and then ultimately asks for money for work permits. One or two people have already fallen foul of it.  Don’t get ca...

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The Event Club Party

The Event Club Party

31st January 2018

Tickets are available here. https://ww2.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/event-buyers-live-industry-rumpus-evening/10045064...

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One-day GDPR conference

One-day GDPR conference

31st January 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25 May 2018. Most charities and not-for-profit organisations realise they should be reviewing their data protection practices now, and taking steps to prepare, but it can be difficult to know where to start. This one-day conference, organised by Directory of Social Change in partnership with Russell-Cooke , will feature a s...

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Music Venue Trust

Music Venue Trust

17th January 2018

AGENT OF CHANGE – NOW!   We need you to help us make AGENT OF CHANGE a reality in UK Law.    Since 2015, Music Venue Trust has been campaigning for the UK government to introduce AGENT OF CHANGE into UK Law. John Spellar MP is introducing a Private Members Bill on 10 January 2018 which would make AGENT OF CHANGE a reality.  The AGENT OF CHANGE Principle i...

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ISAN Outdoor Arts Newsletter Jan 2018

ISAN Outdoor Arts Newsletter Jan 2018

11th January 2018

ISAN Outdoor Arts Newsletter January 2018 Email looking a bit 2017? Click here for the online version ...

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Tramlines Festival 2018 moves to Hillsborough Park

Tramlines Festival 2018 moves to Hillsborough Park

18th December 2017

Tramlines Festival has revealed a new home for 2018 following the approval of its event licence. The festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, will move from Sheffield city centre to Hillsborough Park. Sarah Nulty, festival director, said: “I’m delighted that our license for Hillsborough Park has been approved. We can now put our plans into practice as we...

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The Event Club party tickets are on sale now!

The Event Club party tickets are on sale now!

12th December 2017

Tickets are now available to purchase for The Event Club party, the first opportunity of the season for the entire events industry to come together and collaborate under one roof. The Event Club, a newly formed collaboration of key event industry professionals, made up of the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO), the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA), The Showman’s Show, Jule...

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BVEP Regulation Survey - please respond

BVEP Regulation Survey - please respond

27th August 2017

As part of the work BVEP is engaged in with the Tourism Alliance and VisitBritain in preparing an Industrial Strategy Sector Deal, some of the submission is likely to include measures to reduce regulatory burdens on businesses. One of the proposals is to seek to extend Primary Authority across a range of regulations to which tourism and event business are subjected, so that tourism-related busi...

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Stand Out need your help

Stand Out need your help

17th August 2017

Stand Out Magazine's October edition will include features on waste management, staging and rigging and event safety. So, if your event or festival has introduced a new waste management plan, or engaged a new staging contractor, or redesigned your stages, or produced an event with an amazing rigging solution, or changed your event safety plans they would love to hear from you. Email [email protected]

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Safeguarding Children for Charities Conference 2018 - London

Safeguarding Children for Charities Conference 2018 - London

14th August 2017

Forum Training are running a Safeguarding Children for Charities Conference in London on 18 January 2018. Children are exposed to increased dangers as our world becomes more technologically advanced . We need to make sure our safeguarding procedures are up-to-date. Charities that come into contact with children and young people need to train staff on new types of safeguarding ris...

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How will Brexit affect your festival?

How will Brexit affect your festival?

12th August 2017

Dear Colleagues,   DCMS are asking for more information about how we think Brexit and the movement of workers will affect your festivals and events.   I would be grateful if you think your event is affected in any way by these ten questions, please make the answers direct to Tom Kiehl at UK Music [email protected] and mention that you are a member of AFO. ...

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Plastic is fighting back!

Plastic is fighting back!

7th August 2017

For the festival organisers amongst us who have merchandise and CD stalls (a great source of festival income), Proper Music Distribution recently announced a real fight back. Quoting from the BPI “LP sales are up by 56.4%, even turntables sales are up by 62%.  47% of the customers buying CDs around the UK have in-car CD players and 64.2% of physical music buyers are male. D...

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Time to enter the NOEA Awards!

Time to enter the NOEA Awards!

7th August 2017

Awards Deadline extended to 11 September 2017. Enter online visit http://www.noea.org.uk/online-awards.asp   – entries are free but must be submitted by 11 September  2017. Those shortlisted in each category will be offered up to two half price tickets for the awards dinner in Bath on 22 November. This year’s categories are: Event Innovation...

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