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Category Archives: Popular Music
Live Music in Wales and Covid-19: The Next Steps…
Anyone who has been following this blog over the last few weeks would have noticed I have been attempting to keep up to date with how the Welsh music industry has been responding to Covid19. Off the back of this … Continue reading
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
Posted in Merthyr Music Project, Musicology, Popular Music Tagged ITV, Merthyr Express, Merthyr Tydfil, merthyrpop, Mike Griffiths, popular music, Redhouse 1 Comment
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
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
Posted in Music, Musicology, Popular Music Tagged Merthyr Tydfil, Pink Floyd, The Castle Cinema 1 Comment
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