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The State of Grassroot Music Venues: One Hand Giveth, while the other Taketh it Away

When the 2012 Live Music Act became law, I was encouraged that grassroots music could now be showcased in a venue with a capacity of no more than 200 (recently amended to 500), without the proprietor applying for a license. … Continue reading

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Matching Mole, Virtuality, Merthyr Tydfil Music and More

I have not blogged for over a month, so I thought I would write a quick post as a catch up of what I have been up to. The year kicked off with the publication of The Handbook of Music … Continue reading

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Small Venues and Live Music: Will it Ever be Valued Again?

A recent BBC report indicated how Boris Johnson has set up a task force to work out how smaller venues can be protected in London. Having commissioned the Music Venue Trust to write a report, I am looking forward to the … Continue reading

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Update

I presented at a music and semiology conference last week – this was essentially a reading of the introduction to the forthcoming Zappa And the And book. Excellent conference, nice city – although I was pleased to get home. Although … Continue reading

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Three Months With No Laptop: I am back

Well, this is about the longest I have gone without blogging. My new laptop broke down in early June – and has taken three months to be fixed. So – although I got my laptop back last week, I am … Continue reading

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Live Music For Free: Even during the Olympics!!

Well, it seems ironic that during the week of submitting my report to the Higher Education Academy on the relationships of live Music and Higher Education – a new Facebook Group has been created : a group whose purpose I … 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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