First ever UK Live Music Census seeks Deaf and disabled participants

Posted on 09.03.2017

First ever UK Live Music Census seeks Deaf and disabled participants

The UK’s first ever Live Music Census kicks off today and for the next 24 hours a team of volunteers will be tracking a huge range of live music events in Glasgow, Newcastle, Oxford, Leeds, Southampton and Brighton. A nationwide online survey of musicians, venues, promoters and audiences also goes live today and will be open until the 8th of May.

Attitude is Everything attended the music industry roundtable consultation group to assist in developing the Census, helping to ensure that questions about accessibility were included across the surveys.

In order for the research to have the biggest possible impact, as many people as possible need to fill in the survey. We’d particularly like to encourage Deaf and disabled live music fans, musicians, promoters and venue staff to fill in the survey to ensure their experiences are recorded. The information will help the researchers, Attitude is Everything and the wider music industry better understand the landscape of live music accessibility in the UK, helping us in our mission to make live music accessible to all.  

Dr Emma Webster, Research Associate for the UK Live Music Census, said:

"Attitude is Everything has been key to ensuring that the UK Live Music Census captures the experiences of disabled audience members and artists so as to better understand how provision for access is experienced differently in different areas of the UK and in different types of venue. We hope that the rich data which the Census will generate will help Attitude is Everything in their mission to help improve access to live music and we are very grateful for their expert input into our survey design."