Trying to Stop George From Having a Night Out – Martin Cloonan

This post is part of an occasional series 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. Here, Martin Cloonan describes the Union’s dispute – up to and including appearances in court – with George Formby’s musical director Bill Main, and how they illustrate the legal and political climate around labour relations of the era.  

Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 18th March 2013

Welcome to our weekly digest of live music news and events in industry, academia and more. Click to jump to:- This Week’s Blog Post One From The Archives  Live Music News Live Music Features Live Music-Related Events This Week’s Blog Post How To Communicate With Your Monitor Engineer – Mark Hadman Sheffield based sound engineer Mark Hadman’s ‘brusque guide for …  

Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 11th March 2013

Welcome to our weekly digest of live music news and events in industry, academia and more. Click to jump to:- This Week’s Blog Post One To Watch  Live Music News Live Music Features Live Music-Related Events This Week’s Blog Post The ecology of live music – Neil McSweeney Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Neil McSweeney explores the idea that, for a healthy live …  

The ecology of live music – Neil McSweeney

Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Neil McSweeney explores the idea that, for a healthy live music ecosystem within a locality, there might be an optimum number – or at the least, a minimum provision – of rehearsal spaces, recording facilities and performance spaces for a given population with a given demographic make-up. In doing do, he paves the way towards further research while highlighting its importance for policy makers and local governments.  

Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 4th March 2013

Welcome to our weekly digest of live music news and events in industry, academia and more. Click to jump to:- This Week’s Blog Post One To Watch  Live Music News Live Music Features Live Music-Related Events This Week’s Blog Post Mapping the maps – Adam Behr Maps are increasingly integrated into our everyday media consumption and there’s a growth in …  

Mapping the Maps – Adam Behr

Maps are increasingly integrated into our everyday media consumption and there’s a growth in mapping musical activity – by academics, communities and businesses. In today’s post, Adam Behr tries to unpick some of the different motivations, methods and implications of mapping the music.  

Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 25th February 2013

Welcome to our weekly digest of live music news and events in industry, academia and more. Click to jump to:- This Week’s Blog Post One To Watch  Live Music News Live Music Features Live Music-Related Events This Week’s Blog Post Planning and pulling off a DIY tour – Asher Baker Our latest guest post is by Asher Baker, an acoustic …  

Planning and pulling off a DIY tour – Asher Baker

Today we present a guest post by Asher Baker, an acoustic punk singer songwriter from London who performs under the name Chapter Eleven. Here he draws upon his experience of many gigs across the country to offer guidelines on how to organise a small scale DIY tour.