What Can Participation in the Practice of Folk Music Teach Us About Participation in the Arts More Widely? – A Report for the AHRC – Katriona Holmes (2014)

Author(s): Katriona HolmesPublisher: Arts and Humanities Research CouncilDate: 2014 This report explores the meaning of the term ‘arts participation’ and considers how participation is understood and supported in the UK. It does so by looking at some of the ways that people participate in British folk music, both formally and informally, and considers the implications of this for enhancing arts participation in the …  

The Economic Contribution of the Core UK Music Industry – UK Music/Jonathan Todd (2013)

Author(s): Jonathan Todd/UK MusicPublisher: UK MusicDate: 2013 UK Music has released an in-depth report into the music industry’s contribution to the economy.  UK Music has assessed the economic contribution of the music industry in terms of GVA, exports and employment. £3.5bn the economic contribution of the core UK music industry This is made up of: £1.6bn from musicians, composers and songwriters; £634m from …  

Imagine: The value of music heritage tourism in the UK – UK Music (2014)

Author(s): UK MusicPublisher: UK MusicDate: 2014 Imagine is a report which looks at the unrealised potential of music heritage tourism in the UK. Millions of music tourists make pop pilgrimages to museums, take tours and visit the homes of the UK’s most loved bands every year. UK Music’s report examines how music tourists translate pop into pounds. Liverpool has been a standard …  

Wish You Were Here: Music Tourism’s Contribution to the UK Economy – UK Music /Oxford Economics (2013)

Author(s): Oxford EconomicsPublisher: UK Music/Visit BritainDate: October 2013 UK Music have identified that 6.5 million music loving tourists attended a festival or gig, generating £2.2 billion spending in the process. The study reveals that tourists at live music events not only add billions to the UK economy but offer astounding regional tourism benefits, motivating Britain-wide travel. Music tourism provides a massive boost to the UK’s nations, …  

The Fair Play Guide – The Musicians’ Union (2012)

Author(s): The Musicians’ UnionPublisher: The Musicians’ UnionDate: 2012 With more practical guidance and advice, musicians can avoid unfair deals and just play the most worthwhile shows. To aid MU members, following extensive research, an advisory resource has been created for both musicians and promoters. The MU’s ‘Fair Play’ guide contains practical advice about co-promotion shows and other live issues, such as showcase …  

Connecting research on cultural value and the ecology of live music – Matt Brennan

This week’s blog post is by Live Music Exchange’s own Matt Brennan, this time writing in his capacity as part of an AHRC project investigating the cultural value of live music. In this post, he connects recently completed work on live music at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, to a new research project on the ecology of live music venues throughout the UK.