Three years after Frank Turner launched the Music Venue Trust campaign to make Agent of Change a part of UK Law to protect grassroots music venues, music fans, artists, organisations and politicians united behind John Spellar MP’s Ten Minute Rule Bill, which was read in Parliament on Wednesday 10 January and no objections were raised. A huge list of sponsors …
Today we feature a re-post of Live Music Exchange’s Adam Behr’s piece for The Conversation discussing the pressures on live music, and the context for the UK Live Music Census.
This week’s blog post is by Live Music Exchange’s own Martin Cloonan, who, with John Williamson, has just completed an important piece of work on the social history of the Musicians’ Union (for more on this, listen to Martin on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed). This piece is about how the policy of ‘needletime’, brought in to protect the musicians …
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.
The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, on the Council’s decision to support live music within the city via the Live Music and Performance Action Plan.
Live music campaigner and jazz musician Hamish Birchall writes this week’s guest blog post on the ongoing campaign in Camden against the licensing of busking.
This week’s guest blog post is by Andy Inglis, in which he argues against the idea that the Live Music Act 2012 is necessarily A Good Thing by considering the potential downsides of the Act.
Jonny Walker, explains what the Keep Streets Live Campaign against Camden Council’s decision to license busking is currently up to and how to get involved.
Today’s guest post by Jonny Walker – singer, songwriter and founder of the Association of Street Performers – comes in the face of recent moves against buskers by Camden council, which is considering draconian restrictions and fines. In advance of the council decision next week, Jonny outlines the ramifications of these proposals and the relationship of street music to city life.
Richard Sutherland offers a well-informed summary of the changes to Canada’s visa rules for musicians, brought in July 31st 2013.