The Musicians’ Union has released a handbook giving advice on how the Live Music Act, which came into effect this week, will affect venues and performers when hosting live music events for audiences of fewer than 200 people. It’s hoped the changes will help energise and promote grass roots music; vital for the long-term health of the UK music industry. The Live Music Kit explains why “many small venues” can now host live music without holding a music licence - but you will still need to comply with the rules. Check out the website.