Pop music is, in one sense, simply the attempt by this generation’s youth to epater les bourgeois. That’s why they have tunes these days because the last generation’s didn’t.
More live music venues face closure in the next few years after Arts Council England (ACE) rejected an application for funding from the charity set up to defend their interests, it is claimed.
Beverley Whitrick, the strategic director of the Music Venue Trust, said she could not “even begin to guess” how many clubs will close before the next round of funding in 2022.
The council’s decision is likely to reignite the debate about its funding of “high” and “low” art. Of the £1.6bn allocated by the council to arts organisations in the latest funding round, about £367m went to those in the music sector. But 85% of this went to opera and classical music, according to the trust.
Yep, such are the snowflakes that they want grants to stick it to The Man.