Recognizing the potential for music festivals to contribute to host communities, this study aims to explore motivations for attending a large, multi-day music festival. Uses on-site interviews conducted at Celebrate Fairfax!, an annual music festival held in Virginia (USA).
Article exploring assumptions and experiences of audience members new to classical music. Data from focus groups and interviews reveals that feelings of inclusion and participation in the performances were important predictors of the participants’ enjoyment of the concert. Considers the implications of these findings for orchestras and concert organisations.
In the third of our series on the theories that underpin our research into live music, Matt Brennan and Emma Webster attempt to define the promoter and how they operate, in an extract from ‘Why Concert Promoters Matter’, originally published in Scottish Music Review in 2011. The authors analyse existing accounts of live music promoters and offer their own analysis of what a promoter is and does, concluding that promoters may use one or more of three basic models of promotion within rock and pop: ‘independent’, ‘artist-affiliated’, and ‘venue’.
Welcome to our weekly digest of live music news and events in industry, academia and more. The Live Music Act: a blog post from the archives:- Today – Monday 1st October 2012 – the Live Music Act 2012 (LMA) comes into effect, which frees up smaller venues to provide live music. To mark this event, we delved into the archives …
Today’s post by Professor John Izod, of the University of Stirling, has a historical bent and concerns the fate of musicians employed by cinemas in the 1920s. In many ways the issues facing musicians then were a world apart from those of today although one of the advantages of historical research is that it allows us to take a step back and adopt a broader view, which can reveal patterns that pertain over the longer term – to look back at the resonances between the disruptions to our current status quo and those that it brought about in the past.
Welcome to our weekly digest of live music news and events in industry, academia and more. This week’s blog post: There’s a riot going on: Notes on Pussy Riot, music and politics Adam Behr looks at some of the coverage of the Pussy Riot trial in the wider context of the questions it raises about music, politics and censorship. What …
Adam Behr looks at some of the coverage of the Pussy Riot trial in the wider context of the questions it raises about music, politics and censorship. What are the dividing lines between musical and political statements? As the dust refuses to settle on this case, we examine some of the problems of the relationship between music and politics, and the need to maintain vigilance in the face of repression.