Sir Paul McCartney has issued his damning take on the current state of the UK music state with the rapidly increasing number of music venues being forced to close.

McCartney, who is fully backing a new Parliamentary campaign aimed to save UK music venues from closure, is lending his support to the UK Music initiative, with senior Labour MP John Spellar.

A new Planning Bill in the House of Commons aims to implement the ‘Agent of Change’ principle into UK law which would force developers to consider the impact of any new scheme on pre-existing businesses, such as music venues.

“Without the grassroots clubs, pubs and music venues my career could have been very different,” he said prior to the launch of the campaign. “If we don’t support music at this level, then the future of music in general is in danger.”

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