By assembling long lists of acts, online live music agencies create reserve armies of labour and force fees down, writes Charles Umney.
With the Presidential election taking place tomorrow, we repost a recent piece by Live Music Exchange’s Adam Behr in The Conversation about the long and often fractious history of the use of pop in U.S. election campaigns.
In this week’s blog post, Matt Brennan introduces a new research project which launched in September: a UK-wide live music census funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
It was the third year of Venues Day on Tuesday 18th October 2016 and once again, Live Music Exchange’s Emma Webster was there to hear the latest developments in the grassroots venue sector.
A blog post about Chinese ticket touts, known as ‘huangniu’ or yellow cows, and the reasons why concert tickets in China are selling through the roof.
Our latest post features Live Music Exchange’s own Professor Martin Cloonan outlining recent research undertaken in Sydney on venues’ relationship with the city council.
A new report, written by Emma Webster and George McKay and published online last week, highlights the impact of British music festivals and shows that festivals are now at the heart of the British music industry, forming an essential part of the worlds of rock, classical, folk and jazz. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Connected Communities programme, the report is based on a critical literature review of more than 170 books, papers and reports.
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.