This article considers the value of “ecology” as an analytic concept (rather than just a buzzword) and compare an ecological account of the setting in which music happens to the use of previous spatial metaphors with which to understand live music.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the purpose of this report is to chart and critically examine available writing about the impact of British music festivals, drawing on both academic and ‘grey’/cultural policy literature in the field.
This article examines the policies of the British Musicians’ Union towards the employment of musicians who were not UK citizens in the period from the 1920s to the 1950s, with particular emphasis on an alleged ban on American musicians entering the country.
Based on research carried out in the UK between 2008 and 2011, this paper examines the implications of the shift in discourse from recorded to live as ‘the’ popular music experience.
Based on a series of interviews conducted between 2008 and 2011 with UK-based concert promoters, this article seeks to examine the world-views of a group of individuals whose activities are currently economically dominant within the broader music industries but have hitherto largely escaped academic attention.
This article considers live music policy in relation to wider debates on the cultural (as opposed to instrumental) value of the arts, using a case study of the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh.
Article on how musicians deal with inebriated audiences, based on qualitative research, and exploring whether musicians require training in alcohol-related issues.
In today’s blog post Zósimo López, of the University of Santiago de Compostela, discusses the historical and currrent formulation of musicians’ organisations in Galicia, Spain, along with the impact of the wider economy on collective labour activities in the music industries.
Today’s post – by Professor Anne Danielsen of the University of Oslo – outlines research into the digital environment to explore the new relationships between live and mediated forms of music resulting from online communication and distribution.
This week’s blog post is by Live Music Exchange’s own Emma Webster, in response to The Times‘ leader about the removal of nightclubs from the ONS ‘basket of goods’ in March 2016. The post draws attention to The Times’ seeming horror at the inefficiency of the process, a latent hatred of nightclubs, an implicit fear of gathering crowds, and the delight in the pursuit of individual rather than group pleasure. The piece offers a defence of nightclubs from an economic and social perspective, and questions the real motives behind the glee of the author in chronicling the demise of the nightclub sector.