An outline of the practical issues to consider in undertaking a substantive and systematic study of the economic impact of live music in the UK
A semi-autobiographical account in which Sir Alan Peacock examines the subject of arts funding.
Eleven essays that question the relationship between music and commerce, from authors such as Simon Frith, Sara Cohen, Simon McVeigh and Cyril Ehrlich.
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.
Economic impact survey for the Northwest of England that includes data on the Creamfields festival.