Category Archives: Live Music

Live Music and Higher Education: How can we work together?

I am starting a new research project in a couple of weeks related to live music. It builds on a number of projects I have done before – but this time is specifically related to how Higher Education can work … Continue reading

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One Direction Tickets – Secondary Ticketing

Here is another great post about secondary ticketing. I know first hand how much people are prepared to pay – it is scary!! Click here to read an in depth report via a Watchdog programme on Secondary Ticketing.

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Live Music Exchange: Mastering Tickets

There is an excellent post by Martin Cloonan on live music ticketing on the live music exchange. It reads as follows   On Thursday 23 February Channel 4’s Dispatches programme was entitled The Great Ticket Scandal. In it Channel 4 … Continue reading

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Update of Current Activities

Just a quick update of what I am up to at the moment. Firstly – the edited collection on Frank Zappa is about one month from being sent to the publishers! The plan is to get it on the shelves … Continue reading

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National Identity versus Commerce: An Analysis of Opportunities and Limitations within the Welsh Music Scene for Composers and Performing Musicians

I have a new Journal article coming out in the next week which discusses some askpects of the Welsh Music scene. It will be published in the Journal ‘Popular Music History’ – a short abstract copied below. This chapter intends … Continue reading

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An Overview of 2011

It is so long since I last blogged, so I thought this seemed a good time to set a new year’s resolution to upload a post at least once a week. So – here goes – a brief synopsis of … Continue reading

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The Live Music Industry in Wales: A Snapshot of Findings

The Welsh Music Industry is currently standing at a crossroads: is it always to be reliant on the industrial infrastructure of England? is it always to accept the fact that concert ticket sales are often slow (making the business of … Continue reading

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The Business of Live Music

Well, as promised, here is both the powerpoint presentation and the associated discussion for the talk I done earlier this month at Edinburgh University. This is basically a very brief overview of a 14000 word report I have recently done … Continue reading

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Live Music Industry Research Update

Two months without a single post – then 2 in two days – how is that for predictability?? For those who are interested in live music, I am chairing the final two seminars for the Welsh Music Foundation next week … Continue reading

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Some Bands Do Play In Wales!!

Contrary to some of my earlier posts, it is great to report news of a few national tours where artists are playing in Wales. A recent CMU post highlighted a few up and coming UK tours, and as I was … Continue reading

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