UK LIVE MUSIC CENSUS 2017

The UK’s first ever national live music census took place in spring 2017: for 24 hours from noon on Thursday 9th March, an army of volunteers went out and about to live music events in Glasgow, Newcastle-Gateshead, Oxford, Leeds, Southampton and Brighton (and 1st June in Liverpool), from pub gigs to massed choirs to arena concerts. A nationwide online survey for musicians, venues, promoters and audiences was online from March until June.

The intention was to help measure live music’s cultural and economic value, discover what challenges the sector is facing and inform policy to help it flourish. The census covers all genres and takes a broad definition of live music to include events featuring DJs.

The UK Live Music Census was organised by researchers from the Live Music Exchange research group, a collaboration across the universities of Edinburgh, Newcastle and the University of Turku (Finland). In 2015, the same researchers organised a pilot live music census in Edinburgh, inspired by work in Melbourne by Dobe Newton in 2012.

READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE – http://uklivemusiccensus.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/UK-Live-Music-Census-2017-executive-summary.pdf

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The Eyelet #25 THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS

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Words: Jim Furst

The Amazing Snakeheads hail from Glasgow and effortlessly distill the rawness of the city into some of the finest rock music we have heard of late…There are so many good bands around at the moment that the moniker of the ‘next big thing’ is bandied around that much it has become a pointless defunct catchphrase…

‘Snakeheads hit the ‘This is what it means to be in a rock band’  nail right on the head, or as it shall now be known the TWIMTBARB nail on the head….a mouthful I hear you say….It’ll be the Music Press Hashtag of the Future, mark my words!

She’s more beautiful than any woman I’ve ever met… and she fucking knows it!” with lyrics like that whats not to like?!

Signed to Domino Records their debut album Amphetamine Ballads is available from the usual sources. they are currently touring the UK…Dates can be viewed here

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