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Live Music Exchange: Interesting Times for Local Live Music

Posted: February 15th, 2012 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | 1 Comment »

Venue Bar Meeting Room, Leeds College of Music, Leeds Friday 4th – Saturday 5th May 2012

The focus of the event is the problems of local live music promotion in the current global economic crisis.  Our conference runs in conjunction with the Live @ Leeds festival and the Unconference, therefore there is a particular focus on Leeds and surrounding areas.  NB while a Live at Leeds doesn’t get you into the Live Music Exchange, it does get you in to the Unconference, and vice versa.

The event is a space with which to broaden the debate around live music and bring various groups together, and features speakers and delegates from a wide range of backgrounds, including promoters, musicians, academics, and local music historians.  The event will use a number of different formats, including keynote speeches, ‘in conversations with …’, and panel discussions, as well as more ‘traditional’ academic papers.

LMX Leeds Flyer

The cost of the conference will be £30 per delegate (£15 for students/unwaged).  If you wish to attend individual conference sessions, the cost per session will be £5 (£3 students/unwaged).  Please get in contact with Emma Webster if you wish to attend.

For more information, please see the Live Music Exchange website here.

Background information:

The conference marks the start of a new AHRC-funded initiative: the Live Music Exchange, a knowledge transfer project emerging from three years of wide-ranging research into the social, cultural, historical, and economic dimensions of live music.  For more information about the original project, please see here.

One Comment on “Live Music Exchange: Interesting Times for Local Live Music”

  1. 1 Emma Webster said at 9:38 am on March 27th, 2012:

    The Live Music Exchange, Leeds will take place in the Venue Bar Meeting Room, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD.

    A copy of the conference programme, can be found here:-


    Conference fees are £30 (£15 student/unwaged) or £5 per session (£3 student/unwaged). Please send cheques to:-

    Simon Frith, Music, University of Edinburgh, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH28 8RH. [[email protected]]
    Cheques payable to The University of Edinburgh

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