Author(s): Emma Webster
Organisation / Affiliation: IASPM Journal, 1:1, 2010
This is the fourth of four related articles in this journal presenting findings from the first year of a research project on live music in the UK. This article provides a “thick” description of a Glasgow venue – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – to illustrate how a small, local venue fits into the local, national and global live music industries as described by Simon Frith and Matt Brennan, and within the local/national government regulations as described by Martin Cloonan. By also considering the venue’s necessary understanding and control of the social interactions between artist and audience, the article illustrates issues faced by many venues and promoters in the UK.
Also included in this article:-
Analysing Live Music in the UK: Findings One Year into a Three-Year Research Project – Simon Frith (2010)
Constructing a Rough Account of British Concert Promotion History – Matt Brennan (2010)
Live music and music policy: some initial thoughts – Martin Cloonan (2010)