Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 20/08/2012

Welcome to our weekly digest of live music news and events in industry, academia and more. This week’s Live Music Exchange blog post: The role of street music for the ‘creative city’  –  Karolina Doughty Dr. Karolina Doughty from the University of Brighton’s School of Applied Social Sciences introduces new research being undertaken alongside the University of Stockholm into busking …  

The role of street music for the ‘creative city’ – Karolina Doughty

In an introduction to new joint research taking place at the Universities of Brighton and Stockholm, Karolina Doughty looks beneath the surface of busking and street music to provide an account of the different cultural and policy debates surround the practice and how they fit into the ‘affective management’ of modern cities.  

Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 13/08/2012

Welcome to our weekly digest of news and events in industry, academia and more. This week’s Live Music Exchange blog post: Dr. Paul Carr on Higher Education and the Live Music Industry (video) – Live Music Exhchange Leeds, May 4th This video from the Live Music Exchange, Leeds event features Dr. Paul Carr, Head of the Music Academy at the …  

Dr Paul Carr on Higher Education and the Live Music Industry (video) – Live Music Exchange Leeds, May 4th 2012

This is a video from the Live Music Exchange, Leeds event. It features Dr. Paul Carr, Head of the Music Academy at the University of Glamorgan, discussing the research that led to his recently published report ‘Playing Wales: the relationship between higher education and the live music industry in Wales.’ The paper covers the methodology of the research, including an online questionnaire, and looks at some of the specific features of the Welsh live music landscape. It also examines ways in which Higher Education institutions can build a more mutually productive relationship with the live music sector, including techniques such as giving credits for industrial experience, helping musicians to apply for grants and engaging in knowledge transfer partnerships.
 

Live Music 101 # 2 – The political economy of live music: first thoughts – Simon Frith

In the second of the ‘Live Music 101’ series of blog posts detailing the themes and ideas that developed over the course of the initial live music project, Simon Frith examines the political economy of live music, and defines two basic models of performance as a starting point with which to examine the economic transactions between artist, venue, audience, and promoter.  

Industry Panel (video) – Live Music Exchange, Leeds, May 5th 2012 – feat. Simon Frith and Whiskas

This is a video from the Live Music Exchange, Leeds event that featured a panel of academics and representatives from Leeds and beyond. The theme of the conference was ‘Interesting Times for Live Music’ and the panel discussed the threats and opportunities to local live music in the current economic downturn. Chaired by Martin Cloonan (University of Glasgow), the panel featured, Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh / Mercury Prize), Whiskas (Live at Leeds Unconference / Honour Before Glory / ¡Forward Russia!), Nick Simcock (Dead Young Records/Oporto), Ben Kirby (Manager of The Subways).