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

Live Music Exchange | 15th May 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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What it’s like to open a venue: the experience and the context – Julie Carty/Leith Depot

Live Music Exchange | 15th May 2018

Today’s post features the management of Leith Depot – an Edinburgh bar, restaurant and music venue – and is a stark illustration that progress for live music is seldom linear. The Leith Theatre, for instance, is moving towards becoming a permanent fixture of the city’s musical landscape again, under the auspices […]


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What it’s like to open a venue: the experience and the context – Julie Carty/Leith Depot

Live Music Exchange | 10th May 2018

What it’s like to open a venue: the experience and the context – Julie Carty/Leith Depot Today’s post features the management of Leith Depot – an Edinburgh bar, restaurant and music venue – and is a stark illustration that progress for live music is seldom linear. The Leith Theatre, for instance, is […]


Arts Council EnglandBand on the WallBlogcity council

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

Live Music Exchange | 8th February 2018

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


Arts Council EnglandBand on the WallBlogcity council

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

Open Mic Controller | 8th February 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 posed by city centre development. It also highlights the importance of music in education and contains a useful list of the environmental sustainability initiatives in action at the venue. The text is based on a telephone interview with Emma Webster on 30th October 2017 and forms part of the UK…



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Interview with Guto Brychan, Chief Executive, Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Open Mic Controller | 25th January 2018

Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach is one of longest-running small live music venues in the city. In this blog post the Chief Executive Guto Brychan talks about the history of the venue, its position within Cardiff’s live music ecology, the Save Womanby Street campaign, the ‘Agent of Change’ principle, skills development and funding within the sector, and the importance of developing the next generation of fans. It is based on a telephone interview with Dr Emma Webster on 8th November 2017 and forms part of the UK Live Music Census project, where it was first published. Clwb Ifor Bach (c) Mooganic…


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Agent of Change progresses to second reading in Parliament – Music Venue Trust

Live Music Exchange | 11th January 2018

Agent of Change progresses to second reading in Parliament – Music Venue Trust Three years after Frank Turner launched the Music Venue Trust campaign to make Agent of Change a part of UK Law to protect grassroots music venues, music fans, artists, organisations and politicians united behind John Spellar MP’s […]




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