Category Archives: Wales

The Lost and Found Musical History of Merthyr Tydfil: A Case Study in Local Music Making

Pre covid, I was looking forward to going to the University of Michigan to deliver a paper talking about what was at that point a new edited collection I had just worked on – focusing on ‘hidden histories of popular … Continue reading

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The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Live Music Industries: A Sample of Academic Projects Taking Place Across Europe

After a couple of months on planing, the IASPM event I organised on the impacts of Covid-19 on the European Music Industries took place yesterday. The event featured six speakers, from Wales, England, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands. This work … Continue reading

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The Welsh Music Industries in a Post Covid World: Reopening and Recovery Strategies

Those of you that read this blog, may remember that near the start of the pandemic I wrote a few posts about the impact of Covid-19 on the music industry – then it went quiet…. Just to explain that the … 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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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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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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Foundation Degree for the Music Industry in Wales

Well, my European Social Fund Foundation Degree for the music industry in Wales is due to be launched officially in a few days. In the first year, the funding will enable 15 people who live or work within the Welsh … Continue reading

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Why Don’t More Bands Come To Wales – Part 2

Earlier this week I posted a couple of examples of ‘UK’  tours that for some reason don’t take in Wales. I thought it would be useful to place other examples as I become aware of them. Here are two more. … Continue reading

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Bristol named Britain’s ‘most musical city’ in new survey – but Cardiff was Second”

The Performing Rights Society recently conducted a poll that placed Cardiff as the 2nd most musical city in the UK. The data is based on the number of musicians that are produced when compared to the total population. The organisation … Continue reading

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