Supporting The Local Music Scene

Together with increasingly visible questions over gatekeeping within our scene, not to mention the impact of touring musicians on the climate crisis, there’s never been a more pressing need to put them under the microscope. Improving musical skills takes time, patience, and perseverance, but the rewards are significant – the more you put in, the more you get out. South London rapper, Dave, went from performing on his own YouTube channel in 2015 to performing at the Brits in 2020. Laura Mvula, award-winning singer-songwriter, began her career studying classical piano and violin as a child, progressing from Grade 1 through to Grade 8. From gig-going to performing on tour, through music you can meet new people, travel far and wide, and broaden your horizons. Music allows you to meet people from all walks of life and can be a rewarding career or lifelong leisure activity.

Every famous musician was once a local artist with a big dream – and their success wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the support of their community. As a creator, you can play a role in keeping your neighbourhood’s music scene alive, and maybe even book the next big star. In some cases, though, exclusivity contracts look like a way of exerting dominance. In 2018, Soul’d Out Productions sued Coachella over its excessive “territorial exclusivity” clause, which prevented artists from playing another festival in North America—or any event in nearby counties—for almost six months.

Live music, but also dramatic pieces, plays, art exhibitions and many more.

What’s On Grease Sing-Along at The Regal Tenbury 29 May 2022 Come and sing-along with this classic musical on Sunday 29… Self-funded and run by volunteers,Malvern Cubeis home to many different kinds of performances.

Patrons can relax under umbrellas, enjoy some of London’s finest Caribbean street food, sip rum punch, and revel in the sounds of Live music gives attendees a reason to linger and discover new music – and also gives artists more exposure. A music festival is an obvious way to support your local scene. And depending on where you live, you may want to dedicate the event to one specific genre.

Blurred lines and selective exemptions from ECs can mean that lineups still overlap, but only between influential venues. As a result, it’s not uncommon for big DJs to only ever appear at these established clubs because ECs don’t grant a big enough window to get booked elsewhere in that city. Technically, artists could get around this by using pseudonyms but, as Knutsson reminds me, that solution doesn’t help smaller acts trying to establish their name in the scene. Even though you cannot add music from your smartphone or tablet, you can access the tracks you added to Spotify from your PC on your mobile device, as long as you have a premium account. If you have a Spotify Free account, you can only add and listen to local files on your computer.

When we talk about exclusivity in music, we might think of not being able to get into a club, or getting our hands on a rare record. Unless you’re a booker, agent, or DJ—in other words, an industry figure actively involved in these agreements—there’s a good chance you haven’t heard about them at all. Buried under payment terms and other small print, exclusivity clauses don’t exactly make for thrilling reading. In practice, however, they can impact where, when, and by which name artists play, making them a powerful force on music scenes. Evidently, regulating how often DJs play in the same place is not a zero-sum game, and as with any ecosystem, the line between healthy variety and structural imbalance can be a thin one.

Find more information about the Music Service and what we can offer via our network of music centres. Host your event with Eventbritefor access to effective, easy-to-use tools. The Temple of Art and Musichas a local band, The OGGs, who performs weekly at their ‘Jazz in the City’ series. Similarly, their ‘Word of Mouth Fusion Jazz’ series invites a guest singer to grace the stage every week.