Category Archives: Live Music

Survivor Guitarist Sues Mike Huckabee Over ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Use

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is facing a lawsuit stemming from a September rally where the former Arkansas governor used Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” without permission. Survivor’s Frankie Sullivan, who co-wrote the 1982 single, is suing Huckabee for unspecified … Continue reading

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Higher Education and Live Music in Wales: Future Developments

Well, I am coming toward the end of the research into the relationships between live music and higher education in Wales. With the report due at the end of this month, I thought I would provide some comments below. Very … Continue reading

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The Hologram of Tupac: Where does this leave the future of live music?

I have spent the the day thinking about the Snoop Dogg gig this week with the hologram of Tupac – who died in 1996. Where does this leave the future of live music? In a few years time, will we … Continue reading

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The Relationships Between Higher Education and the Live Music Industry in Wales: A Critical Analysis (working title)

As indicated in reports such as Building New Business Strategies for the Music Industry in Wales (ap Siôn, 2009), An Assessment of the Feasibility of Establishing an Independent Music Licensing and Royalty Collection Agency for Wales (Ap Rhisiart and Owen, … Continue reading

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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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