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

Live Music Exchange | 15th May 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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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 | 15th May 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 | 1st March 2018

UK Live Music Census toolkit – Emma Webster, Matt Brennan, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan with Jake Ansell (2018) Author(s): Emma Webster, Matt Brennan, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan with Jake AnsellOrganisation: University of Edinburgh / Live Music ExchangeDate: 2018 Download the UK Live Music Census toolkit (zipped file) For […]


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

Open Mic Controller | 1st March 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 country went out and about to live music events, from pub gigs to massed choirs to arena concerts. Data was collected on audiences and venues in Glasgow, Newcastle-Gateshead, Oxford, Brighton, Leeds and Southampton (and in Liverpool on 1st June), and nationwide online surveys for musicians, venues, promoters and audiences were…


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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)

Open Mic Controller | 1st March 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 went out and about to live music events, from pub gigs to massed choirs to arena concerts. Live music censuses took place in our three primary snapshot cities of Glasgow, Newcastle-Gateshead and Oxford while affiliate censuses also ran in Brighton, Leeds and Southampton on 9-10 March and in Liverpool on…


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Interview with E.W. Harris, Singer/songwriter, Brooklyn

Open Mic Controller | 1st March 2018

E.W. Harris is a singer/songwriter who is based in Brooklyn and performs internationally. This interview speaks to the logistics, realities and significance of touring and playing live, both at home and abroad, from a North American perspective. This blog post is based on an email interview with Emma Webster on 29 November 2017, which was part of the UK Live Music Census project. The report and executive summary, published on 16 February 2018, are available here. E W Harris @The Music Inn (c) Jason Warner 2017 How do you describe yourself as a musician? I’d say that these days I…



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