All Articles

Safe Operators: Live Music Venues

  • By Cory Crossman


Safe Operators: Live Music Venues

The music industry is an exciting but challenging sector to work in. Like any type of business, there are criteria & standards that must be met when presenting live music. These include proper zoning, insurance coverage, licensing for the sale of alcohol (if intended), & following fire/building codes among others. In addition to standard operational guidelines there are industry specific requirements to presenting music including SOCAN fees. If these criteria are not met, you risk losing your venue & possibly much more every time you open your doors. It is not fair to put the safety of your patrons, employees or entertainers at risk to cut corners. These regulations are in place for good reasons, & both you & your patrons stand to benefit from following them. It can be difficult navigating through the process, but this is necessarry. Please reach out if you need assistance, clarification or any insight into properly securing the permitting required (by law) to operate your venue. 

The London Music Office is dedicated to servicing the expanding music scene of London, Ontario. This means that we want to help YOU with any questions you have or help you need in setting up your new venue or maintaining an existing facility. We can help you find the information you need to start your business effectively, legally, and successfully. In many cases this will save you time, money & stress by addressing these issues upfront. 

The London Music Office along with London Business of Music Committee & Events / Venues Task Team will be creating a Starter Guide through Service London that outlines all the necessary steps to opening & maintaining a live music venue in London. 



    The London Music Office embarked on its initial journey to understand…

    Read Full Article

Popular Articles

More Articles

You Might also Like…

  • Share The Land 2019 Charity Concert!

    Share The Land 2019 Charity Concert!

    Fanshawe’s Music Industry Arts program is back with its annual Share The Land charity concert!…

  • Dundas Sessions: Pop-Up Studio

    Dundas Sessions: Pop-Up Studio

    During 2019 JUNO Week, the London Music Office strives to connect celebrated London Engineers &…

  • Host City Music Exchange

    Host City Music Exchange

    The JUNOS London 2019 Host Committee looks to shine a spotlight on neighbouring communities in lead…

  • Elevator Pitch Guide

    Elevator Pitch Guide

    An important part of securing shows for your musicial group is your 'Elevator Pitch'. …

  • Business Cares Food Drive

    Business Cares Food Drive

    December isn't far away and to get in the holiday spirit, The City of London through Business Cares…

  • Road to NYE

    Road to NYE

    Each year a committee works hard to present an evening full of entertainment to usher in the New Year…

Mailing List

Sign up to receive our newsletter highlighting the latest industry news, upcoming events, resources, workshops and more in London.

Mailing Address Information
Mailing Address Information Submit Button
We value your privacy, never share your information and you can opt out at any time.