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Live Music Exchange Digest – w/c 15th April 2013

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House Concerts: Some Reasons for their Popularity in the Contemporary Music Industry – Gerard Moorey

In our latest guest post, Dr.Gerard Moorey of the University of Gloucestershire, looks at the history of concerts held in private homes, and some of the reasons for their resurgence in the current musical environment.

One From the Archives

Jammin’, improvisin’, groovin’… – Mark Doffman

Dr. Mark Doffman, from the University of Oxford, introduces his research on improvised jazz performances – digging beneath the apparent mystery of spontaneous musical group creativity to examine the interactions and gestures that lie beneath and the context in which they operate.

Live Music News:

New Government guidelines brought into effect regarding transaction charges on debit and credit cards could affect ticketing: Stemming from a European law, the Consumer Protection (Payment Surcharges) Regulations say that where credit card fees are added to purchases, a seller can’t use that extra charge to increase profit margin.

Viagogo publishes ticket fraud report: Secondary ticket website Viagogo, meanwhile, has published a report which claims that up to 4.7 million people paid for non-existent tickets last year, which it reckons could amount to up to £50 million in money lost to fraudsters. The report, which also promotes the secondary site as a source of consumer protection, adds that as little as 4% of this fraud may have been reported to the police.

Jackson’s Lane vows more ticketing transparency: Arts venue Jackson’s Lane has become the latest organisation ordered to be more open about its booking fees, after an investigation found that advertising for its pricing was misleading. The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that the north London venue must ensure its first reference to prices for a performance are “immediately qualified with a reference to the existence and amount” of any transaction fees or other non-optional fees.

Aussie telco Telstra moves further into ticketing, teaming up with Bang Tango for exclusive ticketing service: Australian telecommunications company Telstra is moving further into the music market by offering customers exclusive concert ticket deals in partnership with ticketing company Bang Tango.

Kid Rock tour offers bargain ticket pricing: Kid Rock will take a “pay cut” this summer, or at least risk one, by structuring a deal that allows for a $20 ticket price across the board at amphitheaters, and working with promoter Live Nation to lower prices on everything from beer to parking to merchandise for every show in every city.  Rock and his promoters will also sell premium seats at the shows in the style of a secondary ticketing site, ie to the highest bidder, the plan being to maximise revenues that way to subsidise the $20 seats, and at the same time make it harder for touts to profit from the enterprise.

 

PPL income up 11% in 2012: The UK music licensing company reports the new record annual figures include money coming from public performance up 18% to £64.8m, broadcasting and online bringing in an extra 5% to £69.4m and international earnings up 13% to £36.6m. The broadcast rise was helped by a new deal with BBC covering radio and TV and running until 2017.

Hilco to cut over 400 HMV jobs: Hilco is to cut more than 400 jobs as part of a series of measures to shave £7.8 million from HMV’s annual payroll, according to reports.

 

Stage performances go ahead despite references to Thatcher: Musical Billy Elliot went ahead and included the song ‘Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher after taking a vote from the audience which was ‘overwhelmingly’ in favour of including of the song. This against a backdrop of controversy, which has seem competing campaigns to drive songs up the charts in response to the death of the former Prime Minister. The BBC has been forced to defend its decision to play only a clip, with journalistic context, of ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ in the chart rundown.

Cooper given new BBC music TV role: Mark Cooper has been appointed to the newly-created role of head of music television at the BBC. The BBC said it had made the change as part of a plan to develop a radio and television music hub in central London. Responsbilities for the new department will include the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage, the annual Proms and the likes of BBC Two’s Later with Jools Holland, which has just moved from its long-time home of BBC Television Centre to the Maidstone Studios in Kent.

 

Following the news that Alt-Fest has more than doubled its target – raising over £60,000 – data provided by Massolution, a consultancy specialising in the crowdsourcing and crowd funding industries, has shown that global crowd funding grew 81% in 2012, to $2.7billion. Music related projects accounted for 7.5% of total funding, or $202.5 million. The Landfill Harmonic project, however, is still $100,000 short of its target.

Music streaming service LoveLive, based in East London, is to set up in the US: Growing to a company with over 35 staff  five years, LoveLive runs YouTube channels that have attracted 10 million views and 140,000 subscribers attracted by the 400 events it films a year with clients such as Rihanna, Madonna and Roc Nation, it is set to attract £10 million in venture capital as part of the move.

 

Jacksons v AEG will not be televised: The upcoming Jacksons v AEG Live trial will not be televised, it has been confirmed. As the jury pool for the case swells, with potential jurors  given a 24-page questionnaire assessing their knowledge of the case, Judge Yvette Palazuelos who is overseeing it ruled that it should not be screened. This was despite calls to the contrary, supported by the Jackson family, from CNN and NBC. AEG opposed proposals to televise the trial.

Spider-Man lawsuit settled out of court: After more than 15 months of wending its way through the New York court system, the lawsuit between the producers of the Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark and Julie Taymor, the show’s former director and choreographer, has finally been settled.

 

New music festival for Birmingham: Jessie J has been announced as the headline act of a new music festival to be held in Birmingham. Organisers of the Fusion Festival hope to see up to 60,000 people attend the two-day event at Cofton Park. Organisers of the nearby Mosley Folk folk festival are confident it will still be a success despite the bigger event planned nearby over the same weekend.

Rolling Stones add second Hyde Park date: After selling out their 6th July show in less than five minutes, fans will have a chance to see them again the following Saturday, although Jagger has claimed that fans don’t like their new material and look “glumly” at the band when they play new songs.

Save Earls Court: Petition calls for help to rescue venue from closure: A petition has been launched to save London venue Earls Court from demolition. Launched by Karim Halwagi, chief executive officer for the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the petition says the proposed plans “will substantially contract the event industry; reduce the number of visitors, all after the Olympics elevated the city’s status to a global audience.”

Brewhouse Theatre – First rescue bid rejected: An initial offer to buy the bankrupt Brewhouse Theatre in Somerset has been rejected, a council leader has said. Officers at Taunton Deane Borough Council had been negotiating with administrators it was revealed at a council meeting. The council had planned to keep it as an arts venue for the “foreseeable future”, to ensure local people are provided with a cultural offering, although it has also been revealed that  auditors warned five years ago that cuts might make it unsustainable.

Redditch Council rejects calls to fund a new arts centre: A Council committee describes proposals as unaffordable and suggests community groups interested in developing the project find the funding instead.

Manchester dance club Sankeys to close: The owner of the dance music club David Vincent said he is closing its doors indefinitely to concentrate on his club in Ibiza.

Bradford Odeon cinema owners agree to £1 council sale: The Odeon cinema owner, Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), said it would sell the building to Bradford Council as well as investing £1.3m in the site for safety work. Several ideas for the future of the building have previously been put forward, including turning it into a cultural arts centre or a music venue.

Restoration of Aberfeldy’s Birks Cinema is completed: The seven-year, £1.3 million, project to restore a 1930s cinema in the Perthshire town of Aberfeldy has been completed. It also includes a cafe and bar and will act as a venue for other uses including the screening of live sporting and cultural events from around the world. The management team hope to show live broadcasts of the Met Opera, the Bolshoi ballet and other cultural events such as interactive exhibitions from the British Museum.

Controversial arts centre shaking off white elephant tag: West Bromwich venue – The Public-  that went £40m over budget during construction is showing signs of success with a 46% increase in visitors last year, and plans for a retail and cinema unit next door suggest the venue has kick started regeneration of the area.

Hampshire arts centre plan put on hold: A planning application to turn a dilapidated activity centre in Ringwood into a £4.5million art centre has been put on hold until June following concerns raised by New Forest District Council and Ringwood Town Council.

Suffolk town of Eye eyes new arts centre: Planning permission has been granted for a not-for-profit organisation in Eye to create a new arts centre in a disused bank.

MAMA re-launches Liverpool Barfly as East Village Arts Club: MAMA Groups’ Liverpool Barfly is re-opening as East Village Arts Club after undergoing a £1.5m makeover. The venue has been empty since shutting its doors over a year ago when the previous owners decided it was no longer financially viable to stay open.

Venue staff win tribunal battle over wages: An employment tribunal has awarded more than £10,000 in unpaid wages to three staff members of the Brixton Club House, the south London venue that recently hosted a revival of Boy George musical Taboo.

BECTU to bid for above inflation pay increase at Theatrical Management Association venues: BECTU will ask for a 2% plus inflation increase in pay for its members working at Theatrical Management Association venues as part of this year’s review of the agreement between the two groups.

 

Jersey’s public entertainment rules to be reviewed: The need for Jersey’s Bailiff to grant permission for concerts and fetes is to be reviewed again by a panel of politicians. As the current rules come up for their three yearly renewal, the Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel said it planned to review the system. The rules, introduced in 1992, mean it is an offence to hold public entertainment without the permission of the Bailiff.

New guidance will break down barriers to staging community performances: Current guidelines are being rewritten to make it less daunting for volunteers to run community events.The ‘Focus on Enforcement’ review, which examined how regulation is delivered,  looked at compliance barriers faced by volunteer organisers of events such as fetes, street parties and  the staging of performances involving sale of tickets to raise money.

£1m fund to get elderly people involved in the arts: The money will support partnerships involving arts organisations and residential care providers to deliver four major projects.

New drive to boost cultural commissioning: A three-year programme aims to help cultural organisations diversify their income streams. A consortium of organisations including New Philanthropy Capital, the New Economics Foundation and Mission Models Money will be led by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations to deliver Arts Council England’s £900k Cultural Commissioning programme.

Inverness-based Hi-Arts seeks staff redundancies: The cultural development agency for the north of Scotland has issued notices of redundancies to all ten of its staff.

Liverpool’s arts scene is the reason behind 50% of city’s tourism: A report on The Economic Impact of the Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium found the city’s main cultural institutions together make an estimated £26.3m annual injection to the city’s economy, with half of all tourism spend attributed to the arts.

 

Conductor Sir Colin Davis dies: Conductor Sir Colin Davis has died at the age of 85, the London Symphony Orchestra has announced.

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concerts to resume following late deal, after initial problems with the compromise suggested by the mayor. Resolution of industrial dispute also looks likely in San Francisco as musicians score a 4.5% pay rise.

Problems remain, however, for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra whose options include bankruptcy or foreclosure on concert hall as it continues to negotiate with lenders on the $102 million in debt tied to construction of the Schermerhorn Symphony Centre.

Musicians strike at Russian opera, minister says they should be punished: The musicians walked out at Volgograd Opera, complaining of a sharp drop in their pay packet. The wage is about $115 a month. ‘It was decided to change the conditions of work, and artists have been notified,’ said the theatre director, Vladimir Bozhko. The regional minister of culture, Viktor Gepfner, added: ‘those responsible for disrupting the performance should be punished.’

New ballet scandal after Kiev theatre ousts dance chief claiming it never actually hired him: The Ukraine National Opera house was embroiled in a farcical scandal after it ousted a star dancer from the post of ballet company chief on the grounds he never formally held the job.

Star dancer Tsiskaridze sues Bolshoi ballet: Ballet dancer Nikolai Tsiskaridze has asked a Moscow court to annul official reprimands from the Bolshoi Theatre.  Mr Tsiskaridze accused the theatre of using an acid attack on its artistic director to conduct a “witch hunt” against him.

Dancer Sergei Polunin is ‘in Moscow and OK’ following disappearance: The English National Ballet’s artistic director has said missing Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin is “in Moscow and is OK”, following his sudden departure from a London show. Polunin left Midnight Express days before its UK premiere. Last year, he unexpectedly quit the Royal Ballet. Ticketholders, meanwhile, have expressed concern about the possibility of refunds, since the show went ahead with another dancer.

Canadian tenor Lance Ryan fails to show up for performance: The Canadian tenor Lance Ryan was due to sing the title role in Siegfried but accidentally missed Act I. Tenor Andreas Schager, who had sung the demanding role before, and was due to sing The Magic Flute  in the same building a few hours later stepped in/ Fifteen minutes before Siegfried’s curtain went up, conductor Daniel Barenboim made the decision that Schager would sing the part from the wings  as one of the assistant directors dressed in Ryan’s costume and went on stage.

Tokyo Symphony reconsecrates its quake-shattered hall: Two years after the 2011 quake that shattered their auditorium, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra returned to Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall.

Paris gets a new orchestra: The northern suburb of Sarcelles, inhabited by large North African, Assyrian and Jewish communities, has formed a symphony orchestra.

Philadelphia Orchestra to return to China with more than concerts: The Philadelphia Orchestra will return to China, marking the 40th anniversary of its groundbreaking 1973 debut there with an agenda that goes  beyond concerts. Its second China residency will feature master classes, workshops, pop-up performances in public places, hospitals and schools, as well as playing alongside local orchestras in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, and Macao.

New border process for artists touring the United States: The electronic automation of processing the I-94 forms is designed to simplify entry and exit.

 

Royal Philharmonic Society awards – nominations announced: Nominees include a rare performance of Stockhausen’s Mittwoch Aus Licht and Tom Service for two books -  Music as Alchemy, on the art of conducting and Thomas Adès: Full of Noises, a volume of his conversations with the composer. The young musicians who played Nimrod at the London 2012 opening ceremony are also among the nominees.

In a rather different musical context, the Kerrang Awards celebrate twenty-years with a new venue and a new host.

 

As Vladimir Putin is mobbed by Femen protesters at a trade fair in Hanover, jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has vowed to continue her activism in a defiant interview.

 

Psy launches Gangnam Style follow-up Gentleman at live Seoul concert with 160,000 viewers of live stream of the event: Fans, many of them dressed in white as Psy had requested, packed the 50,000 seats at Seoul’s World Cup stadium with a further 160,00 watching online.

Daft Punk, meanwhile, will be launching their new album at an Australian agricultural festival: Daft Punk’s new album – Random Access Memories - will be unveiled and played in full at the Annual Wee Waa Show, an agricultural festival in the town of Wee Waa in May.

John Lydon has issued an apology, of sorts, after embarking on a sexist rant whilst promoting a PiL tour on Australian television.

As debate heats up about camera phones at gigs, with the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s posting a ‘no cameras’ sign,  Dublin-based start-up 45sound, in conjunction with many top labels including Sony Music, has developed technology to “fix” these clips – replacing the tinny, distorted audio with professionally recorded sound from the same show.

Dame Evelyn Glennie backs Aberdeen’s City of Culture bid: Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has backed Aberdeen’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2017.

The Stone Roses’ frontman Ian Brown ‘wipes bum on British flag’ during Mexico show: The band were playing in Mexico for the first time ever as a warm-up for their headline slot at  Coachella. Apparently the band’s Mexican debut had been downgraded from a 20,000-capacity venue to a more intimate 7,500-capacity arena.

Robert Plant criticises ‘draconian’ security’ at his New Zealand concert: He was irritated that fans weren’t able to stand against the front railing at the arena without coming into conflict with security. ”I’m nearly 65 years old, I’m hardly going to start a riot,” he said.

Meat Loaf pulls out of Nottingham concert: Meat Loaf has cancelled a concert in Nottingham an hour before it was due to start. A statement on the Capital FM Arena’s website said the show had to be postponed “due to medical reasons affecting several members of the band”.

 

Parkinson’s patients test Irish set dancing benefits: People with Parkinson’s disease have taken to the dance floor to see if Irish set dancing can improve their symptoms as part of an international study being led by the University of Limerick.

New music ‘rewarding for the brain’: Using MRI scans, a Canadian team of scientists found that areas in the reward centre of the brain became active when people heard a song for the first time.

Triorca youth orchestra make UK debut in Norfolk: An orchestra featuring 70 young musicians have performed in Norfolk for their UK debut. It features 28 members of the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra, along with performers from Serbia and Germany. The orchestral projects aim to help the young musicians share their cultural backgrounds through the “international language of music”.

Orchestra debut for 13-year-old conductor: Angus Webster from Falmouth, has been studying classical music since he was six and will conduct the seventy piece Cornwall Youth Orchestra at two gala performances.

Jasper Carrott and Bev Bevan tour with Birmingham music show: A show – Made In Brum - celebrating Birmingham’s musical past premiered in Dudley, ahead of a Midlands tour. It features former members of ELO, The Move and comedian Jasper Carrot.

Deezer plans ‘silent’ gigs: The Deezer Bandwagon Tour is a series of ‘silent’ gigs to take place around the country later this month. Four acts – Little Boots, Dog Is Dead, The Ramona Flowers and Fridge Magnets – will play in a soundproof box, with the audience only able to hear them if they put on a pair of special headphones.

‘Metal band’ takes to the the road: Compressorhead the brainchild of a Berlin artist, are made from recycled metal and play hits from Led Zeppelin to Motorhead. Having played Australia’s Big Day Out, they are now hooking-up with Gibson to for the Musikmesse show in April in Frankfurt, Germany.

Andrew Lloyd Webber to stage School Of Rock musical: Box office hit School Of Rock is to be turned into a stage musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

New music stand lets performers see clearly in the dark: The stand will provide an even spread of light across the page, and cost $363.33.

And finally

Woman arrested for assaulting boyfriend who refused to stop singing Macklemore song: ’Thrift Store’ leads to domestic disturbance in Colorado.

Metallica to launch their own pinball machine: The game will feature  classic tracks including ‘Creeping Death’, ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ and ‘Master Of Puppets
 

Live Music Features:

Should music fans stop filming gigs on their smartphones?: The BBC website looks at the debate around smartphones at gigs, and the technology that has arisen to clean up the clips, whilst Bernadette McNulty in The Daily Telegraph argues that they aren’t as annoying as is often claimed.

How ticketing has become a minefield: Mark Shenton in The Stage on the problems of ticket pricing for the West End whilst in The Guardian Laura Barnett asks whether this is ‘a new golden age’ for tickets for musicals and plays.

Positive impacts: Amy Bere tells how Opera North’s initiative to enable the homeless and vulnerable to discover a more independent and positive lifestyle.

The Power List –  Why Women Aren’t Equals In New Music Leadership and Innovation: Violinist and writer discusses some of the reasons for gender inequality in classical music.

Why We Shouldn’t Have Asked Train and Carly Rae Jepsen to Pull Out of the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree: Rob Smith -Iraq War veteran, writer, lecturer and LGBT activist – argues for a different approach to challenging prejudice.

Can Music Collectives Fill the Gap Between Labels and DIY?: Lily Rothman in Time on changes in the music industries’ structure.

Beyond the mainstream: Matt Tyler suggests that the traditional career path for arts professionals needs to be reviewed.

A tipping point is coming: Greg Sandow discusses the future for classical music and some inevitable changes.

Michael Henson, Minnesota Orchestra president: Cyndy Brucato interviews the president of the orchestra where musicians have now been locked out for over six months.

Can the internet open up classical music to a wider audience?: Online courses in how to appreciate classical music could make it a less daunting proposition for beginners

Music education must keep on moving: If, like Mozart and Dudamel, we want to push boundaries, let’s move beyond the idea that culture is fixed, says Sean Gregory in The Guardian‘s Culture Professionals Network.

Happy 125th birthday, Concertgebouw: Amsterdam’s world-class orchestra and concert hall celebrate their 125th anniversary this week. Tom Service explains why the hall’s famously perfect acoustics create unexpected challenges for its players

Festival tribes: A lighthearted look in The Independent at the people you won’t be able to avoid at this summer’s big events.

Stradivarius trees – Searching for perfect musical wood: Switzerland is home to some of the best violin makers in the world. But how do they know which tree will make a top quality violin? A wander through the forest with a master tree picker gives an idea of the enormous experience and instinct required

Live Music Exchange Events:

Pathways to mediation for live music in the community: University of Glasgow, Monday April 15th, 2:00-5:00pm. Free.

A one-day mediation session, open to live music practitioners, businesses and anyone affected who is interested in learning more about the surrounding issues and the process. Produced by Live Music Exchange and the University of Glasgow with the Scottish Mediation Network. The event is free but spaces are limited.

  • The right to musical expression and enjoyment is a crucial part of our cultural lives. But what happens when it clashes with other rights- a good night’s sleep, clean communal spaces, access to your own street?
  • Promoting live music can be at the sharp end of these clashes as well as complex issues of planning and regulation – and it’s not always clear whose side the law is on, still less where the rights and wrongs lie.
  • This event will examine the concept of competing rights and introduce participants to a mediation approach- moving towards working out specific issues and problems.
  • With members of the Scottish Mediation Network, we offer the chance for a range of stakeholders to air concerns and look at the options available to them that avoid entrenched and potentially costly positions.

Email contact@livemusicexchange.org for more details or click here to register.

Live Music Exchange, London: ‘Changing Times for Live Music: Sustaining a vibrant live music ecology’: City University London, 14th May 2013, 9.00am-5.00pm, £10/5 (conc).

A one-day conference organised by The University of Edinburgh’s Live Music Exchange and City University London’s Department of Creative Practice and Enterprise, featuring Paul Latham (Live Nation), Will Page (Spotify), Simon Frith, and Dave Laing.

Click here for the programme and to register.

Introduction to Live Music Promotion

Date: Wednesday May 15th
Time: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free (but spaces are limited)
Venue: Musicians’ Union, HQ- 60-62 Clapham Road, London, SW9 0JJ

Live Music Exchange and the Musicians’ Union present a one-day workshop for publicans, barstaff, DIY musicians and anyone looking to find out more about how to get into putting on gigs.

Opportunities to present live music have expanded greatly since the Live Music Act came into effect in October 2012. This workshop will point you in the direction of how to take advantage of the new regulatory environment effectively and effectively- to benefit your business or act.

Experts on the regulation of live music and the practical aspects of running gigs will take you through the MU’s Live Music Kit in hands on discussion groups and Question and Answer Session.

The event is free but due to the interactive workshop nature of the event, space is limited:
Email contact@livemusicexchange.org for more details or click here to register.

Live Music-Related Events

First Family Friendly Arts Conference: Town Hall Birmingham, 15th April.
Supported by Town Hall & Symphony Hall, Birmingham Museum Trust and Birmingham Conservatoire. The Campaign has commissioned new research into discovering both the driving factors for and barriers to family engagement in the arts in 2013. This will be the first time this research is publically presented and will give you the chance to question the researchers first hand.

Workshops for Instrumental Teachers – Hertfordshire Music Service: Mid Herts Music Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 OXX – 17th or 18th April, 10:30am-3:00pm.
Motivational sessions delivered by specialist trainers and run by Hertfordshire Music Service, the Lead Partner for the Hertfordshire Music Education Hub.

South African Jazz Cultures: Study Day, University of York, Saturday 20th April 2013.
The South African Jazz Cultures indaba / discussion day is an interdisciplinary forum structured around five presentations and a round table. Contributions from academics (Eato, Pyper), filmmakers (Kaganof), heritage practitioners (Temple, Huntley), musicians (Abdul-Rahim, Brubeck, Moholo-Moholo), and Hazel Miller of Ogun Records will invite discussion on a range of issues broadly framed by the idea of South African jazz cultures

Cr8net: Village Underground (in ‘Tech City’) on 24th April 2013.
A one-day conference for the creative industries, bringing together industry practitioners, policy makers and businesses.

Focus Wales Cymru 2013: Multiple venues, Wrexham, 25th-27th April 2013.
Music Festival & Conference in Wrexham: Three  days of live music, 100+ lives acts, multiple venues, and music industry discussions.

Musicians’ Union: What’s the Deal?: The MU brings professional advice and networking sessions to the coasts of Devon and Dorset this spring, visiting both Bridport and Torquay and looking at the latest MU campaigns and services to members, together with an overview, updates and advice on copyrights, agents, teaching, royalties and income streams, live issues, insurances, tax, promoting and monetising your music online, partnerships, contracts. For MU members.
Bridport: Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, DT6- 29th April 2013, 6-9pm /
Torquay: The Imperial Hotel Hill Park Road, TQ1 4LD- 30th April, 6-9pm

Promoters and Artists’ Fund: Deadline for applications – 1st May 2013

Café Oto are launching a Promoters and Artists Fund to support the creation and delivery of new live events with UK-based musicians. The fund is made possible through support from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

What is on offer:

  • £1500 towards event costs
  • 100% of ticket income from events
  • free use of the venue and all Café Oto’s equipment for up to four evenings per proposal
  • support with promotion, publicity and delivery

Finding the Music in Technology: The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 ATG, 9th May 2013 , 5pm- 6.45pm

The Bristol Music Education Partnership are offering their second training session this year: ‘Finding the Music in Technology‘ and will be led by musician Barry Farrimond.

It will be a hands-on workshop about how to use technology to create great music effectively and quickly in the classroom, so bring an instrument if you’d like to test some of the recommendations out.

17th Biennial IASPM Conference: Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, Gijón, Asturias, Spain, ‏ 24-28 June 2013.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Challenging Orthodoxies.

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