Live Music Exchange, London – Programme


Live Music Exchange, London
‘Sustaining a vibrant live music ecology’

A one-day conference organised by The University of Edinburgh’s Live Music Exchange and City University London’s Department of Creative Practice and Enterprise.

09.30 – 09.45 Registration / Tea & Coffee
09.45 – 10:00 Welcome An introduction to the day by Professor Stephen Cottrell
10:00 – 10.45 The academy and live music businesses:Research– Dr. Adam Behr and members of the Live Music Exchange team discuss knowledge exchange, the different priorities of academic and industry research, and where they can work together.Training – Debbie Dickinson, Director of City University’s Creative Industries degree reflects on working with the Roundhouse, and the skills needed by industry.
10:45 – 11.15 How green is music?: Professor Toby Miller (City University)
11.15 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 12.15 Keynote address by Dave Laing: ‘Live Music in an age of Austerity – some current trends’Dave Laing has had a long career in music journalism and music business research: he was an editor of Let It Rock, Music & Copyright, Music Week and Music Business International, has written or co-written reports for the Musicians Union, the National Music Council (a forerunner of UK Music), the European Music Office, Jazz Services, the Welsh Music Foundation and WIPO, and has taught music business courses at the University of Westminster and City University.
Dave has also co-edited three music reference books, the most recent of which is the Encyclopaedia of Popular Music of the World (EPMOW). He is currently researching the regulation of collecting societies at the University of East Anglia as part of the CREATe (Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology) programme, as well as recording interviews with industry figures for Unsung, a British Library oral history project on the UK music business. Dave also edits two book series, on popular music and on the music industry, for Equinox Publishing.
12.15 – 13.15 Panel discussion 1: Revenue and funding streams for live musicWhat is the relationship between state funding and the commercial sector? How successfully do different music worlds interact? What can they learn from one another? What does the future look like for different areas of live music practice?Featuring:-
Penny King (Arts Council, England)
Will Page (Spotify)
Ian Hogarth (Songkick)
Bryn Ormrod (Barbican Centre)
Chris Hodgkins (Jazz Services)
Chair: Professor Martin Cloonan (University of Glasgow)
13.15 – 14.00 Lunch (provided on site)
14.00 – 14.30 Models of Promotion – An overview:
Professor Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh/Mercury Music Prize) talks about the different types of promoter that make up the live music ecology, and how they intersect.
14.30 – 15.30 Panel discussion 2: Access to the acts and models of promotion

How is the changing environment for live music affecting the business of promotion? What is the relationship between different levels of live music – grassroots, mid-level and international? What is the future for independent promoters and venues?Featuring:-
Lucy Woods (Eat Your Own Ears)
Dave Gaydon (The Roundhouse)
Jeff Thompson (Un-Convention/Off-Axis Network)
Nathalie Blue (Primary Talent)
Ben Mandelson (Womex)
Chair:  Dr Laudan Nooshin (City University)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee
16.00 – 17.00 In conversation with Paul Latham (Live Nation UK, Creative and Cultural Skills)
17.00 – 17.20 Summary of the day and respondents’ ideas followed by:
17.20 – 18.00 Wine and networking