The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched a new inquiry into the economic, cultural and social benefits of live music.

MPs will use the inquiry to continue investigating the growth of secondary ticketing, given that the previous committee’s investigation was curtailed by the 2017 General Election. This inquiry will incorporate the findings and evidence that were submitted previously, and will invite ticket reselling companies to submit evidence.

The inquiry will also cover music tourism, the impact of Brexit, small music venues, sustainability and the impact of live events.

Chair of the Committee, Damian Collins MP, said: ‘This inquiry will be an opportunity for the Committee to revisit the important issue of secondary ticket selling. We want to hear from the public about their direct experiences with this issue and what they think can be done to tackle it.

‘We’ll also investigate what problems many small music venues face, as they struggle to keep their doors open despite the unwavering enthusiasm from the British public for live music.

‘As part of this new inquiry, we’ll be exploring other ways in which the Government can support upcoming artists and grassroots venues that form such a crucial part of the music scene in the UK.’

Written evidence can be submitted via the live music inquiry evidence portal on the Committee’s website until 5pm on 28 February.