We are very happy to announce that Chris Anderton, Associate Professor and lecturer on the BA Hons Music Business course at Solent University has recently c0-edited and published a new book about the live music industries.
Researching Live Music offers an important contribution to the emergent field of live music studies. It features numerous case studies that examine the production, promotion, consumption, and policy implications of the live music and festivals sector. These case studies expand our knowledge of how live music events work and they extend beyond the familiar contexts of the United States and United Kingdom to include examples drawn from Argentina, Australia, France, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Poland.
It represents a crucial reading for professionals, students, and researchers working in all aspects of live music.
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Introduction: Live music studies in perspective
CHRIS ANDERTON AND SERGIO PISFIL
1 Festivals, free and unfree: Alex Cooley and the American rock festival
2 As long as they go home safe: The voice of the independent music festival promoter
3 Under the cover of darkness: Situating “covers gigs” within live music ecologies
4 Showcase festivals as a gateway to foreign markets
5 Disruption and continuity: Covid-19, live music, and cyclic sociality
6 Live sound matters
CHRISTOPHER JAMES DAHLIE, JOS MULDER, SERGIO PISFIL, AND NICK REEDER
7 Mobile spectacle: Es Devlin’s Pandemonium tour design
8 Fulfilling the hospitality rider: Working practices and issues in a tour’s supply chain
9 Vocaloid liveness? Hatsune Miku and the live production of Japanese virtual idol concerts
10 Making music public: What would a sociology of live music promotion look like?
11 Dead stars live: Exploring holograms, liveness, and authenticity
12 Live … as you’ve always heard it before: Classic rock, technology, and the re-positioning of authenticity in live music performance
13 Approaching the live from a distance: The unofficial Led Zeppelin archive
14 Music cities, or cities of music?
CHRISTINA BALLICO AND DAVE CARTER
15 State of play: Tensions and interventions in live music policy
16 Por Más Músicas Mujeres en Vivo!: The Live Music Female Quota law and its implications for Argentine music festivals
17 Beyond live shows: Regulation and innovation in the French live music video economy
GÉRÔME GUIBERT, MICHAËL SPANU, AND CATHERINE RUDENT