Chances are your favourite band started out learning the trade at a pub or small club. Venues like this are under threat like never before.
In almost every city, consumer demand and business diversity had a big role to play.
Developers will now be responsible for dealing with noise issues from nearby music venues – but it will take real community activism to prevent closures.
The legendary 'Toilet Circuit' pubs and clubs that helped launch some of Britain's best bands are under threat.