In the press

Attitude is Everything often features in national and trade press.  On this page, we will be regularly updating a selection of links to articles concerning our work and campaigns.

March 2016

This month, we presented our State of Access Report 2016 to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music.  The event was covered by a range of outlets including Music WeekHearing TimesM MagazineCMU, and Record of the Day.

Our CEO Suzanne Bull MBE wrote about our partnership with We Got Tickets to promote our Access Starts Online campaign:

We Got Tickets: Access Starts Online

Suzanne also popped in to the BBC Radio Four studios to discuss festival websites and the State of Access Report 2016 with In Touch’s Peter White (from 8 min 45 secs):

In Touch: Access to Festivals

Our work and support from artists was highlighted in a report on “Access Denied,” an unofficial panel discussion held during SXSW Music in Austin Texas that featured our friend across the pond Sean Gray:

(USA) Flavorwire: Why Isn’t Accessibility a Bigger Issue in the Live Music Industry?

Suzanne  discussed our work with Independent Venue Week and artist Kris Halpin:

Access All Areas: Suzanne Bull: "Everybody understands the importance of small venues"

Euan's Guide discussed the launch of our State of Access Report 2016 with Jacob, our Research and Campaigns Manager:

Euan's Guide: Striking the right note - disabled access information at live music venues

Suzanne wrote about the charity's work, and her own experiences of live music in London:

Londonist: What Are London's Music Venues And Festivals Doing For People With Disabilities?

Local venues and Charter venue Band on the Wall joined Gideon, our Senior Project Manager, in discussing the barriers and opportunities that exist when it comes to making venues more accessible:

Manchunian Matters: 'Definite clash between ethos and accessibility'. Does Northern Quarter do enough for those with disabilities?

February 2016

This month saw the launch of our State of Access Report 2016. The launch was covered widely across music industry and disability networks and press, including Access All Areas, Music Week, Musicians Union, CMU, IQ, Festival Organisers, A Greener Festival, efestivals, Standout Magazine, Record of the Day, AIF, Orchestras Live, M Magazine, disabled GO, and Cornish Music Network.  

Our CEO Suzanne MBE discussed the launch of the report and our message to the industry:

Disability News Service: Lack of online access information for live music events is ‘constant frustration’

The report was also discussed on an industry podcast:

CMU Podcast: Kesha, Piracy, Attitude is Everything, Eurovision