the new hub intern on why the music industry needs game-changers
I’m Deborah, the new hub intern, a final year History with Film Studies student at the University of Essex. Although I am interested in all aspects of the arts, music is what I put most of my energy into. Currently I am music editor for my uni paper, The Rabbit, present a weekly radio show, write for a couple of blogs and DJ.
Applying for an internship at the hub was a no brainer; here was a grassroots company that was passionate about independent and live music, I’d be silly to not apply! Also it would give me invaluable experience that will no doubt be useful post-graduation. I hope to bring my social media know-how and blogging skills to the table whilst learning a heap more.
“The way live music is being is presented and consumed is changing for a number of reasons. Primarily due to an all round lack of money however there are ways around this.”
Coming from London where live music exists in abundance, it’s something I’ve taken for granted. Although ticket prices for major artists are still extortionately expensive, it’s possible to go a gig for no more than £10. However after to moving to Colchester for uni, I realised that this isn’t the case in all parts of the country and more accessible ways of delivering live music must be developed.
Joining The Dots is a great opportunity for all those in independent music to receive support in pushing the parameters of industry norms. As we know, the way live music is being is presented and consumed is changing for a number of reasons. Primarily this due to an all round lack of money however there are ways around this. Internet music show Boiler Room has gone from a couple of friends live streaming themselves playing records to a show featuring the best underground talent streaming from locations across the globe and reaching millions. Joining the Dots are looking for similar ideas that are ‘game-changing,’ appealing to younger audiences, fully utilising technology in ways that are low in cost for consumers. Arts funding is incredibly scarce, so something like Joining the Dots is a life-saver and I can’t encourage everyone who champions independent music with innovative ideas to make the most of this.
For recordings of my radio show and mixes: http://www.mixcloud.com/deborahrachelfindlater/
Author section on PinBoard Blog: http://pinboardblog.com/author/deborah/