From Gigs to Giggs: politics, law and live music – John Street (2012)

This paper explores what it means to talk of live music as a right by looking at the ways in which courts and other actors constitute music as a political entity to which such rights might be attached, with case studies of grime artist Giggs and the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.  

Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 12th November 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: Live music clubs in New York: An explorative study of cultural & organisational change – Fabian Holt Fabian Holt, …  

Live music clubs in New York: An explorative study of cultural & organisational change – Fabian Holt

In today’s post Fabian Holt, of Roskilde University, uses the Live Music Exchange website to present a working paper on the evolution and organisational culture of mid-size venues in New York. Taking as his primary case study the Bowery Presents chain of venues he traces the gentrification process back to the Fillmore auditoriums, described last week by Steve Waksman. His analysis ties changes in venues audiences to narratives of ‘cool’ in modern business practice and consumer habits, along with their self-definition as distinctive and discerning.  

Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 5th November 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 Exchange Events Other Live Music-related Events This Week’s Blog Post: San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium: From ‘Dance-concerts’ to ‘Concerts’ – Steve Waksman Steve Waksman, Associate …  

San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium: From ‘Dance-concerts’ to ‘Concerts’ – Steve Waksman

This week’s guest post is by Steve Waksman, Associate Professor of Music and American Studies at Smith College and author of ‘Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience’ and ‘This Ain’t the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk’.

He is currently researching the history of live music in the U.S. from the 19th century to the present and looks here at how archival material about Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore illustrates changes and tensions in audience behaviour at rock concerts in the 1960s.  

Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 29th October 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 Exchange Events Other Live Music-related Events This Week’s Blog Post: A Tale of Two Festivals: What makes for a perfect festival? – Emma Webster …