Live Music Exchange Cardiff

Live Music Exchange
Saturday 10 November 2012
9.00am – 5.00pm, £10 / £5 (conc)
Zen Room, ATRiuM Building, University of Glamorgan

A conference with a difference, the Live Music Exchange gathers together leading academics with people working directly (and indirectly) with live music, to exchange ideas about how to encourage and assist a vibrant and sustainable live music ecology.

The focus of this event is ‘Supporting Live Music in Hard Times’, with a particular focus on Cardiff and Wales.

The event is a space in which to broaden the debate around live music and bring various groups together, and will feature speakers and delegates from a wide range of backgrounds, including promoters, musicians, local authority figures, and academics. The event will use a number of different formats, including keynote speeches, an ‘in conversation with …’, round-tables, and panel discussions.

Topics include:-

– live music and the state (particularly the state’s role as both regulator and promoter of live music)
– skills and training for the live music industries
– local live music and the global live music industries
– the live music industries and gender issues
– live music as local music

Keynote Speaker: Professor George McKay, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Salford and AHRC Leadership Fellow, Connected Communities Programme.

Panellists confirmed so far include: Simon Dancey (British Council), Huw Williams (founder of the Welsh Music Foundation), representatives from the Arts Council of Wales, John Rostron (SWN Festival).

The full programme is still to be confirmed – click here to see the latest draft programme.

Please get in touch with for further details.