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.  

Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 3rd 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 from the Archives Live Music News Live Music Features Live Music-Related Events This Week’s Blog Post: Stoned Again? – Adam Behr As the Stones roll into town for their anniversary shindig, with accompanying media hullaballoo, …  

Stoned Again? – Adam Behr

As the Stones roll into town for their anniversary shindig, with accompanying media hullaballoo, it seems timely to take a look at their place in the modern music environment. Following Martin Cloonan’s autobiographical celebration of their history and its place in his own life, Adam Behr makes the case for their continuing relevance to developments in how popular music is consumed, examining their role as an emblem for rock music in the context of current discussions about ticket prices.