Using the example of Low at the Rock the Garden show, Andrea Swensson questions the unspoken contract between artist and audience to ask what it actually is that we are buying when we purchase a concert ticket.
Today’s guest post is by Dr. Abigail Gardner, Subject Group Leader for Media courses at the University of Gloucestershire. Here she discusses festivals, and heritage acts, in the context of how audiences experience them and their roles as living ‘archives’ of personal and musical history.
Book chapter that discusses two outdoor festivals in the UK with reference to the public entertainment licenses, economic impact to local communities and how principal sponsors add to the dynamic nature and long-term sustainability of outdoor festivals.
This article maps and theorizes online jazz fandom activities around live music, and then reports on applied experimental work that the authors undertook with jazz promoters and musicians to explore ways in which live music can be situated in the activities of online fandom.
Book chapter on the changing landscape of festivals in Australia which explores the human needs fulfilled by music and understand why such festivals and events have become so popular with policy makers and researchers alike.
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.