Live Music Exchange Events

Forthcoming Live Music Exchange events:

Live Music Exchange, Newcastle: ‘Valuing Live Music’

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In association with Generator, Live Music Exchange presents a one-day series of panels and presentations with topics ranging from the secondary ticketing market to ways of valuing live music, economic and cultural, with an emphasis on challenges and opportunities for music in the North East of England.

Date: Thursday 2nd June
Time: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Cost: £10 (£5 concessions)
Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University, King’s Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

Click here to view the draft programme and book tickets.

Previous Live Music Exchange events:

Live Music Exchange, London: ‘Sustaining a vibrant live music ecology’

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.

Conferences with a difference, the Live Music Exchange events gather together leading academics with people working directly (and indirectly) with live music, to exchange ideas about how to encourage and assist a vibrant and sustainable live music ecology.

Click here to view the programme

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

A one-day workshop presented in conjunction with the Musicians’ Union 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, 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.

This was the first of our live music workshops with the Musicians’ Union. Following a successful day and very positive feedback, we are planning more such events. Get in touch via for details, or subscribe to receive details direct to your inbox.


Responses to the Live Music Exchange, Cardiff event in November 2012. Click here to see the programme:

“Great event on Sat, thanks so much … Would love to come to one of the other events you have planned for 2013 in Glasgow or London! Thanks again for the invitation.”
Professor George McKay, University of Salford, Keynote Speaker at Cardiff event

“Well done to you and the other organisers. I thought the event was valuable for me and my students.”
Michael O’Hara, University of Glamorgan

“I very much enjoyed the conference and will certainly attend more events in the future.”
Frances Crack, Taffs Well Music Studio

Responses to the Live Music Exchange, Leeds event in May 2012. Click here to see the programme:

“It was a great day – congratulations to the Live Music Exchange team.”
David Hesmondhalgh
Head of the Institute of Communications Studies and Professor of Media and Music Industries/Director of the Media Industries Research Centre
University of Leeds

“It was really great catching up with you all again. I must say I really enjoyed the two days – and look forward to the next one.”
Dr Paul Carr, Head of The Music Academy, Cardiff School of Cultural & Creative Industries, The Atrium

“I really enjoyed the event on Friday and was disappointed I couldn’t attend on Saturday. Such a thought provoking and stimulating day!”
Gretchen Larsen, Lecturer in Marketing and Co-Editor of Arts Marketing: An International Journal

“Just a thank you for today’s sessions – it was great meeting you all and hearing some really interesting presentations. Really cross now that I couldn’t be there yesterday!”
Matthew Lovett, University of Wales, Newport

“Well done on the conference, really enjoyed it – live music research is certainly the place to be and I can see myself becoming more involved due to initiatives like this.”
Kenny Forbes, PhD Candidate, University of Glasgow