Practical Guides: Audience Travel – Julie’s Bicycle

Audience travel is the greatest contributor to the carbon footprint of the arts. While not directly under the control of venues and companies, this guide is designed to help you exercise the influence that you have over audiences to inform them of the environmental benefits of travelling green, and provide sustainable travel options for them.  

Practical Guides: Touring – Julie’s Bicycle

Research into the impacts of touring bands, orchestras and theatres with a series of recommendations for how touring companies and productions can reduce their environmental impacts, often with little cost attached.
 

Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 10th December 2012

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 Big news for small venues in South Australia – John Wardle John Wardle is one of Australia’s foremost advocates for …  

Big news for small venues in South Australia – John Wardle

John Wardle is one of Australia’s foremost advocates for live music. A musician and teacher, his research and campaigning work has led to involvement in music policy at both state and federal level. As a leader in the Raise the Bar campaign, he was instrumental in the removal of New South Wales’ Place of Public Entertainment Licenses in 2009, which has freed up the provision of live music there. He was also a source of advice for the UK Live Music Forum’s campaign for exemption for small gigs, which culminated in this year’s Live Music Act. His latest success comes with the introduction of the Small Venue License in South Australia, which does away with the ‘needs test’ and a separate process for an entertainment license. Here, he discusses this new development and explains what work there is still be done.