I’ve had a sticker on my guitar case since I was at uni (which is a very long time ago). It says ‘keep music live’. I’ve performed in pubs over the years, usually as a singer rather than a guitarist (much safer for all concerned!) And I believe live, accessible music is really important. Legislation currently makes it much easier for music to be heard over the internet than in your local pub. Always assuming your local pub hasn’t become (like the ad says) ‘a trendy wine bar’.
If you go to this link you can register your displeasure at this state of affairs.