11/11/13 Matthew Linley
Joining the Dots at WOMEX
More than 2,000 delegates, from 90 countries talking through the current issues facing the music industry. No wonder it was standing room only for the launch of the hub’s Joining the Dots project.Read More...
06/10/13 Matthew Linley
Three days jam packed full of music – a Womex review
From 24th to 27th October the hub team were at Womex, here is Matthew Linley’s blog diary of the gigs the team saw… Thursday It would have been wrong to start a womex in Wales without a harp. But in front of a classic band set up of guitar, bass, drums Georgia Ruth seems to cut [...]Read More...
Wind Pipes for Edinburgh by Sarah Kenchington and Suzy Glass
Kate Molleson reviews the giant, colour-coded instrument that anyone can play – commissioned as part of the New Music Plus… initiative Sarah Kenchington builds outlandish instruments at her home in the hills just north of Glasgow. Her latest, Wind Pipes for Edinburgh commissioned by the Edinburgh Art Festival, is a wheezy pipe organ made out [...]Read More...
11/10/13 Julia Payne
Easy money? Dirty cash? The public pound? Raising finance in the music industry
Director of the hub, Julia Payne, shares her thoughts on Music Tank’s Easy Money convention and the value of new funding streams for beyond mainstream music. Plus how Tom Robinson’s early attempts at crowd-funding ended up with someone going to prison!Read More...
11/10/13 Julia Payne
Think global, act local – the mantra behind the first English Folk Expo?
With the publication of Wish You Were Here, UK Music’s report into music tourism’s contribution to the UK economy, the UK’s music sector finally has some data about the specific contribution music makes to the UK’s tourism business.Read More...
10/10/13 Karen Pirie
Joining the Dots offers funding and support for the most exciting independent music sector ideas
A clutch of brilliant ideas will get a £10,000 bursary plus expert mentoring to test their brilliant ideas and ultimately make your career – and the sector – more sustainable.Read More...