Live Music Exchange, Leeds: Interesting Times for Local Live Music
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 ticket 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.
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.
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. More information about the original project.