Welcome to our weekly digest of live music news and events in industry, academia and more.
This week’s Live Music Exchange blog post:
Dr. Karolina Doughty from the University of Brighton’s School of Applied Social Sciences introduces new research being undertaken alongside the University of Stockholm into busking and street music, looking beneath the surface of these practices to examine their cultural and policy implications and how these relate to the ‘affective management’ of modern cities.
Live music and the live music industries in the news:
Pussy Riot sentenced to two years in prison colony over anti-Putin protest. The verdict is greeted with defiance and criticised as ‘disproportionate’ by human rights groups, the EU and the US. The band release a new single as more messages of support flow in from musicians, including Billy Bragg and Paul McCartney
Pete Adams from rock band Baroness is released from hospital after their tour bus crashed off a viaduct near Bath. Nine people were injured including band and crew members and the bus driver remains in a critical condition.
Selected features and comment:
Investigation: ATP. Liquidated in June with debts of over £2.6m, then reborn in July with the support of many creditors and, seemingly, the fans. What is going on with ATP? The Stool Pigeon investigates and interviews founder Barry Hogan, who admits that ‘promoting concerts is like going to the races’.
Leeds United’s Police Victory Is Good News for UK Festival Organisers: Ben Challis argues that the football club’s successful challenge to West Yorkshire Police’s charges for policing costs will be beneficial to to promoters.
Edinburgh Fringe: How much do people pay for free shows? : Stephen Brocklehurst looks at the growing phenomenon of free shows at the Edinburgh Fringe for the BBC news website.
Media take a prim view of Pussy Riot: The Guardian‘s US News Blog looks at how media organisations have shied away from naming the band.
Applications open for 2013 Made In the UK, a jazz concert series with opportunities to perform at the Rochester International Jazz Festival in the USA.
Jazz Services and the Scottish Jazz Federation (through Creative Scotland investment) will once again be working together, offering a financial and production contribution to the series next year, assisting in coordinating this event alongside the series’ promoters ESIP and the Rochester Jazz Festival.
Applications open: 13th August.
Closing date: 30th September.
Further information available at:
Perspectives on Musical Improvisation Conference: 10th -13th September 2012
AHRC Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice/University of Oxford.
- Professor Thierry Escaich, Professor of Composition and Performance, Paris Conservatoire
- Professor Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music, Harvard University
- Professor Lydia Goehr, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
- Professor Garry Hagberg, James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy, Bard College
- Professor George Lewis (discussion respondent), Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, Columbia University
When: 11 Sept
Time: 10am – 5pm
60—62 Clapham Road
To book your place please go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4117038172
When: Tuesday 19 September 2012
This workshop is exclusively for MU members and is free to attend.
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