A paper that uses an account of producing a market report for Festival Awards to examine some of the issues arising from different understandings of ‘useful knowledge’ and the how to present it.
Study on live music promoters, based on ethnographic research in Glasgow, Sheffield, and Bristol.
Simon Frith reflects on personal experience and its role in our recollection of gigs. He considers physical mementos, such as tickets, and the emotional investment we make in gigs to look at how memory interacts with music, and its history.
This first in a series – Anatomy of a Gig – introduces a space for people to comment objectively about live music events that they have attended, to build a resource for promoters and musicians on what works and what doesn’t work at a gig. In this way, the Anatomy of a Gig series will review the gig as a live music event rather than reviewing the music per se. Emma Webster kicks off with an account of a John Bramwell show.
Article examining the role of the encore ritual within contemporary live music events.
Article illustrating how King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow is inextricably linked to the global live music industries.
Initial findings and reflections upon the impact of live music on music policy.
A rough account of British concert promotion since 1955.
An introduction to the findings of the live music project, upon which Live Music Exchange was founded.
The Live Music Forum’s analysis of the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on the provision of live music in England and Wales.