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UK Live Music Census toolkit – Emma Webster, Matt Brennan, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan with Jake Ansell (2018)

Author(s): Emma Webster, Matt Brennan, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan with Jake Ansell Organisation: University of Edinburgh / Live Music Exchange Date: 2018 Download the UK Live Music Census toolkit (zipped file) For 24 hours from noon on Thursday 9th March 2017, an army of volunteers in cities across the country went out and about to live music events, from …  

Valuing live music: UK Live Music Census report 2017 – Emma Webster, Matt Brennan, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan with Jake Ansell (2018)

Author(s): Emma Webster, Matt Brennan, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan with Jake Ansell Organisation: University of Edinburgh / Live Music Exchange Date: 2018 The UK’s first ever national live music census took place in 2017. For 24 hours from noon on Thursday 9th March, volunteers in cities across the country went out and about to live music events, from pub …  

The Impact of (Jazz) Festivals: an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research report – Emma Webster and George McKay (2016)

Article on the impact of jazz festivals, focusing on economic impact, socio-political impact; temporal impact and intensification and transformation of experience; creative impact – music and musicians; discovery and audience development; place-making; the mediation of jazz festivals; and environmental impact.  

Live Concert Performance: An Ecological Approach – Adam Behr, Matt Brennan, Martin Cloonan, Simon Frith & Emma Webster (2016)

This article considers the value of “ecology” as an analytic concept (rather than just a buzzword) and compare an ecological account of the setting in which music happens to the use of previous spatial metaphors with which to understand live music.  


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