This is the latest in an occasional series of posts originating from ‘The Musicians’ Union: A Social History’ – an AHRC and ESRC funded research project based in the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow. Dr. John Williamson looks back at the origins of the Musicians’ Union, on the occasion of its 120th anniversary last month.
A study examining the self-reported alcohol and drug behaviours of attendees at a music festival in Scotland.
A report estimating the total revenues of the Finnish music industries, including recorded, live, and publishing.
Our latest guest post is by Luis-Manuel Garcia, of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. It provides a brief overview of the author’s in-depth article for Resident Advisor. Here he explains the background to the dispute that has erupted regarding the German royalty collection society’s proposed tariff reforms and their potential effect on the nightclub scene.
Chapter covering music festivals in Britain as part of a wider exploration of festivals in an international context.
Edited anthology covering festivals in a range of contexts, from the Olympics through to heritage and including the British pop festival.
This study investigates the idea and practice of liveness in modern music, drawing on case studies including Glenn Gould and the White Stripes.
A blog post flagging up BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thinking Allowed’ programme, broadcast on 22 May 2013, which was devoted to the social history of live music in the UK, featuring Simon Frith.
Martin Cloonan both reports and reflects upon the author’s experience as part of the Steering Group on a project which attempted to map the main issues facing the music industries in Scotland.
Simon Frith reflects on the Live Music Exchange project in the context of ‘knowledge exchange’.