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Nicola Benedetti concert included in first ever - UK Live Music Census / BT.com

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Yes, a Nicola Benedetti concert will be included in the survey for the The first ever live music census to be carried out across UK  TODAY, Thursday March 9. An "army of music lovers" will take to Britain's streets today to carry out the world's first live music census. For 24 hours from noon on Thursday, volunteers will track performances in cities across the country from lone buskers to stadium concerts.

The UK Live Music Census, led by the universities of Edinburgh, Newcastle and Glasgow, aims to quantify the nationwide challenges the industry is facing and inform policy to help it flourish. Organisers say a major overhaul of commercial property rates revealed in Wednesday's Budget could see a huge rise in costs and force many music venues to close. There will be co-ordinated censuses in Glasgow, Newcastle, Oxford, Leeds, Southampton and Brighton, with volunteers attending live music events including Olly Murs at Leeds Arena and Nicola Benedetti at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

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