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The Business of Live Music

Posted: June 6th, 2010 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | 2 Comments »

A conference to mark the completion of the AHRC funded project ‘The Promotion of Live Music in the UK–an Historical, Cultural and Institutional Analysis’.

University of Edinburgh, March 31/April 1   2011

We invite papers on any aspect of the business of live music from any disciplinary perspective.  Themes for discussion include the history of live music, promotion as a business, live music and the state, the value of live music, and the live musical experience.  Papers on any kind of music are welcome, classical or popular, successful or obscure!  Presentations will be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes and proposals should be no more than 200 words.

For further information please contact Simon Frith ([email protected]) or Martin Cloonan ([email protected]).

Closing date for proposals: September 1 2010.

2 Comments on “The Business of Live Music”

  1. 1 Matt Brennan said at 12:35 pm on November 2nd, 2010:


    The Business of Live Music

    A conference to mark the completion of the AHRC funded project, The Promotion of Live Music in the UK–a Historical, Cultural and Institutional Analysis, is to be held at St Cecilia’s Hall, University of Edinburgh, Niddry Street, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ, March 31-April 2, 2011.

    There are 40 places available for this event. Conference fee is £50 (£25 for students). To register contact Simon Frith, Music, University of Edinburgh, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH28 8RH. [simon.[email protected]] Cheques payable to The University of Edinburgh.

    A copy of the conference programme can be found here:


  2. 2 The Ecology of Live Music: the evolution of an idea – Live Music Exchange editorial team | said at 1:21 pm on March 17th, 2016:

    […] I come to the use of the term ecology from a slightly different point of origin. Being, as it were, the Ron Wood of the broader live music project I joined the KE project that became LMX, after the conclusion of the initial research project. The term ‘ecology’ was by then a fait accompli so my understanding of it was informed by the outputs of the original project (notably Brennan and Webster: 2011, Frith et al IASPM Journal) and also the proceedings of the Business of Live Music Conference [March – April 2011] […]

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