Today’s post is by Colin Miller – a writer of local histories. Here he discusses his musical memories of Leicester, 1953 – 1964
Live Music Exchange’s Professor Simon Frith discusses the audience as a collective and then questions its sociological role in concerts and the problems that attracting an audience poses for promoters, arts organisations and academics as they engage in audience building and audience research.
This report was produced as part of the Arts and Humanities Council’s (AHRC) Cultural Value project and with the co-operation of UK Music, the Musicians’ Union and PRS for Music. It looks behind the headline numbers to examine the relationships between venues and provide a qualitative illustration of the live music ecology in three locations – Camden, Glasgow and Leeds.
Today’s post marks release of a new report by Live Music Exchange team members Adam Behr, Matt Brennan and Martin Cloonan – The Cultural Value of Live Music from the Pub to the Stadium: Getting Beyond the Numbers
In this week’s blog post Kelly Wood, Live Music Official at the Musicians’ Union, outlines the background to the Fair Play Guide, along with it’s reception, and looks to the future at plans to expand the Fair Play initiative and offer venues the opportunity to get involved.
Today’s post introduces the Music Venue Trust, set up at the start of the year, in which they introduce their work, and their latest campaign, centred on Noise Abatement regulation.
In her second blog for Live Music Exchange, Attitude is Everything’s Suzanne Bull sets out the aims and objectives of the charity’s new online campaign, #MusicWithoutBarriers.
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.
This week’s guest blog post is by COO and Founder of WeGotTickets, Dave Newton, in which he explains how and why paperless ticketing systems are more environmentally friendly than more ‘traditional’ methods.
In today’s post, Kenny Forbes places the development of the Glasgow Hydro Arena into a historical context. He compares it to the legendary Apollo, and makes some observations about what the differences between the two say about the live music experience, and how it has changed.