A social history of musicians, which encompasses the origins of musicians’ unions and professional associations, and the proliferation of conservatories and diplomas that persist right up to the present day.
Memoir and critique of the arts in the UK by Sir John Drummond, former Director of the Promenade Concerts and Controller of BBC Radio 3.
An illustrated history of the story of the Proms, covering the period from 1895 to the end of the 1970s.
A history of the Edinburgh International Festival by Scottish poet George Bruce.
Academic study setting out the economic problems of performing groups, namely that they can achieve neither the economies of scale nor the reduction of labour costs to compete with mass entertainment media.
Economic impact assessment of Reading Festival from 2010, commissioned by Festival Republic.
Association of Independent Festivals’ 2nd Annual Survey from 2010, including economic impact figures and audience survey data.
Economic impact assessment for Scotland’s T in the Park Festival from 2005.
Article discussing the impact on tourism of festivals including The Big Chill, Sonisphere, T in the Park, Latitude, and Isle of Wight.
Social and economic impact survey of Shetland Music from 2003.