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.
A Bill to regulate the selling of tickets for certain sporting and cultural events; and for connected purposes. It failed to complete its passage through Parliament and was not passed into law.
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.
Record of a debate in the House of Lords begun by Lord Bragg, and with contributions from others such as Lord Lloyd-Webber and Lord Puttnam.
Second report of a parliamentary working group on Pop Festivals.
First 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).
Report outlining the importance of a healthy live venue environment in New South Wales, which presents the survey findings and details several recommendations.
A report from a public into the effects of the Licensing Act of 2003, partly in response to pressure from UK Music and the Live Music Forum.