Tag Archives: Wales

Covid19 and the Music Industry: Reflections toward the end of June 2020

This is the 3rd blog I have written intending to take stock of the various impacts Covid 19 has had on the music sector. Related news this week included discussions around the initial guidelines proposed concerning musicians returning to work, with … Continue reading

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Covid 19 and the Music Industry: News Update and Thoughts

Now into my third month of lockdown, I thought I would start up a regular blog which highlights some of the developments concerning covid 19 on the music industry. The impacts of the pandemic seem to be changing every week, … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd in Merthyr Tydfil: The Evidence!

Well, after hearing about the infamous Pink Floyd gig that took place in Merthyr Tydfil towards the end of 1968, I have eventually found some evidence. In some of my previous posts on this, some people were unsure if Syd … 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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Kingsley Ward Rockfield Fellowship.

I had the honour last week of presenting a talk prior to Rockfield Studio owner Kingsley Ward receiving a Fellowship from my university. I have copied a transcript of the talk below for those that are interested. Pro-Chancellor I present … 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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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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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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Live Music Research

Here is the powerpoint that has been used in the Forum Meetings for the live music industry research. The presentation has been used as a basis to encourage discussion, which will in turn influence the final report which will be … Continue reading

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