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Mediation and Liveness in DJ Performance

Live Music Exchange | 15/05/2018

This week’s blog by Kim Ramstedt is a discussion of issues related to the study of superstar DJs and follows the recent death of Swedish DJ Avicii. Superstar DJs frequently perform on the main stages of pop music festivals, and festivals built predominantly around DJ performances and electronic dance music […]




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Mediation and Liveness in DJ Performance

Open Mic Controller | 03/05/2018

This week’s blog by Kim Ramstedt is a discussion of issues related to the study of superstar DJs and follows the recent death of Swedish DJ Avicii. Superstar DJs frequently perform on the main stages of pop music festivals, and festivals built predominantly around DJ performances and electronic dance music attract record amounts of visitors. Yet, popular discourse around large-scale dance music festival performances still tends to range between disdain and hostility towards its ostensible lack of live artistry, while anybody from the core audience actually consuming the culture is rarely consulted in such reports. The general public and the…



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Crunching the Numbers: DIY Touring in 2018

Open Mic Controller | 19/04/2018

David Rovics is a Portland-based singer songwriter of “Songs of Social Significance”. Originally published as a blog on his website, in this article David explains the economics of touring as a politically committed artist who still needs to pay the bills. We would like to thank David for permission to use this article. I suddenly feel compelled to do some public number-crunching, in case it interests anybody. It’s mainly for self-therapy. Also, things are constantly changing in the indie music biz, such as it is, and I haven’t done a public number-crunching in a while. Yes, I did have an…



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Rolling Stones tour: they may be older but time waits for no one

Open Mic Controller | 22/03/2018

This week’s blog is a repost of an article by Live Music Exchange’s Adam Behr in The Conversation following the recent announcement of a Rolling Stones tour. An article in Rolling Stone magazine described the legendary band – its near namesake – as “growing old angrily”. Its portrait of Mick Jagger referenced “age lines around his eyes … as old as the weariness and cynicism in his voice”. That was in 1980 when Jagger was in his late 30s. Eleven years, an acrimonious split with Keith Richards and a triumphant comeback later, Q magazine’s review of the band’s live album Flashpoint…




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