Throwing A Lifeline To Grass Roots Music Venues – Horace Trubridge
Horace Trubridge, Assistant General Secretary of the Musicians’ Union reflects on his experience of music venues and the increasingly challenging environment in which they operate. He suggests that if a healthy grass roots live scene is key to the emergence of the talent which fuels the music industry, shouldn’t the industry be doing more to help?
Following last week’s post about what makes for a healthy ‘musical city’ Adam Behr looks at the concepts that underpin the legislative agenda on live music, and the issues that surround the difference between music and noise.
A blog post to flag up the opportunity to contribute to The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events, currently being rewritten (2013).
This book reveals the previously hidden history of the censorship of popular music in Britain. This is detailed from the point of production in record companies, through retail outlets, attempts to prosecute records (and covers) in radio and television bans and in banned concerts and raves.
An account of a unique victory for musicians against repressive entertainment licensing laws with a study of the social, political, cultural and legal conditions surrounding a change in law and public attitudes toward vernacular music in New York City.
UK Government report with an overview of the services provided to consumers by ticket agents in the U.K. Contains overall figures for ticket sales and the split between primary and secondary sellers and recommendations for the industry.
Parliamentary Committee report for the Department of the Environment on ‘Pop Festivals’ with a Code of Practice, published by HMSO.
Second report of a parliamentary working group on Pop Festivals.
Report, including committee minutes along with oral and written evidence, on the matter of ‘ticket touting’- i.e: the secondary market. Contains representations from event organisers, ticket agents (including those in the secondary market).
An Act of Parliament that removes some of the red tape imposed by the Licensing Act of 2003 and eases restrictions on the provision of live music.