Category Archives: Popular Music

Merthyr Tydfil and Popular Music: Celebrating a Rich Musical History

As I mentioned in my last post, we launched the #merthyrpop exhibition last week. Here are a few more photos of the event, featuring some of the speakers and community members This was followed by the first week that the … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Popular Music Market: Why do we prefer live over recorded?

As we move toward the third decade since the millennium celebrations, the interrelationship of music and nostalgia continues to be profound. Perhaps the best example of this includes the clear visibility of ‘vintage’ artists in worldwide ticket sales, with Bruce … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd in Merthyr: It Actually Happened!

My Oral History of Popular Music in Merthyr Tydfil project is now well underway, so it now seems about the right time to do some detective work regarding the mythical performance Pink Floyd performed in the town in the 1960s … Continue reading

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Funding Popular Music in Wales: Some Suggestions.

Although these links are intended for my current final year popular music students, in reality they will be of interest for anyone interested in accessing funding to develop their careers in the popular music industry in Wales. Obviously, I will … Continue reading

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