Welcome to our weekly digest of live music news and events in industry, academia and more. This week’s Live Music Exchange blog post: Wristband Revolution – Craig Franks Today’s guest post, by Craig Franks, looks at the ways in which wristbands are put to use beyond simply serving as a token of entry to a concert. The focus of nostalgia, …
This guest post looks at the ways in which wristbands are put to use beyond simply serving as a token of entry to a concert. The focus of nostalgia, and collectors items in a burgeoning marketplace, their applications outlast the event itself and he gives some insights into the resale market as well as looking to the future and the growing use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tagged bands.
This article is concerned with the relationship between performers and audiences in the live performance of popular music, a relationship that is examined through the concept of genre culture and a microsociological study of improvised music as a territory for behaviour.
This paper attempts to explain the growth in the number of classical music and opera festivals, examining demand side and supply side factors.
Practical advice on developing noise-control strategies in the music and entertainment industries to prevent or minimise the risk of hearing damage from the performance of both live and recorded music and meet legal obligations under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005).
The creative industries are a key driver of Britain’s economic growth but the creative workforce suffers from poor social representation. A range of experts offer their thoughts on why social mobility is so low in the creative industries, and how policymakers and the industry can improve it.
This report presents the conclusions and recommendations from a study commissioned by Creative Scotland. The overall purpose was to identify an appropriate approach and method for examining the economic impact of the Arts and Creative Industries in Scotland.
Paper investigating promoters, drawing on interviews to show how they invest aesthetic values into their live music products to attract “like‐minded” people and “engineer great moments” for audiences.
A report by UK Music outlining the strength of the UK’s music industry and setting out its ambitions for the future, calling for action to support growth from both government and industry.
YouGov report on festival attendance, indicating a marked downturn between 2011 and 2012 and providing statistics of festival goers’ responses to the economic downturn and changes in the festival market.