Delivering a Eurovision legacy for Liverpool’s music sector
Several members of Liverpool city Region Music Board were instrumental in bringing Eurovision to Liverpool, and all members have been involved in the delivery of Eurovision and ensuring a lasting legacy of the event for the city and the region.
Improving late night public transport, promoting Liverpool City Region’s wide variety of music attractions and ensuring local grassroots music organisations are funded sustainably are some of the key objectives of LCR Music Board.
Music is the catalyst to get people to Liverpool City Region, and through a coordinated effort Liverpool can capitalise on this Eurovision moment to drive increased and sustained engagement with the city region’s 400+ live music spaces.
Liverpool University’s Institute of Popular Music has this week published a special policy briefing by lecturer and Board member, Dr Mathew Flynn, about the legacy of the event for Liverpool’s music sector.
The aims and objectives outlined in the policy briefing illustrate LCR Music Board’s ambitions to bolster Liverpool’s UNESCO City of Music status through improving our night-time transport infrastructure, investing in future generations of musicians and practitioners, and delivering marketing and promotion campaigns that celebrate the region’s rich music heritage and expansive and diverse current live music scene. Achieving any of these ambitions will ensure Eurovision’s legacy across Liverpool will be one of positive change, while the legacy of the honour of staging the event will be for the people of Ukraine.
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