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Interview with Gavin Sharp, Chief Executive, Inner City Music (owner/operator of Band on the Wall)

Live Music Exchange | 15/05/2018

Band on the Wall in Manchester is one of the city’s longest-running music venues. This interview with its Chief Executive highlights some of the difficulties in running a small music venue in 2017 and shows that even Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations are not necessarily immune to the issues […]



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Valuing live music: UK Live Music Census report 2017 – Emma Webster, Matt Brennan, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan with Jake Ansell (2018)

Live Music Exchange | 15/05/2018

Author(s): Emma Webster, Matt Brennan, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan with Jake Ansell Organisation: University of Edinburgh / Live Music Exchange Date: 2018 The UK’s first ever national live music census took place in 2017. For 24 hours from noon on Thursday 9th March, volunteers in cities across the country […]


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UK Live Music Census toolkit – Emma Webster, Matt Brennan, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan with Jake Ansell (2018)

Live Music Exchange | 15/05/2018

Author(s): Emma Webster, Matt Brennan, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan with Jake Ansell Organisation: University of Edinburgh / Live Music Exchange Date: 2018 Download the UK Live Music Census toolkit (zipped file) For 24 hours from noon on Thursday 9th March 2017, an army of volunteers in cities across the […]



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Taking instruments abroad

Adam Bennett | 15/05/2018

Losing luggage, or perhaps worse, having your luggage damaged is a nightmare for musicians. The gap between handing luggage in to be stowed away in the aeroplane’s hold and receiving it (hopefully) after landing can be a nail biting affair, not helped by horror stories of much loved instruments being […]





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What’s popular? – Jazz trios

Adam Hughes | 15/05/2018

A long established act on the function scene, jazz trios are always in demand. They have a natural ability to create a sophisticated atmosphere at any event, with the added bonus of providing the opportunity for improvisation and the development of each performers musicality. What is a jazz trio? Jazz […]



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