Book Proposal

Our research team has been contracted by Ashgate Publishing to write a three-volume history of live music in Britain. The first volume is scheduled to be published in 2012.  Please read our book proposal and get in touch to let us know what you think.


Our team published some of our early research findings in IASPM@Journal.

In addition, the following articles are related to the live music project.

  • Frith, Simon. 2007. 'Live Music Matters', Scottish Music Review 1(1).
  • Brennan, Matt and Emma Webster. 2011. 'Why Concert Promoters Matter',  Scottish Music Review 2(1).

Conference papers

On 31 March - 2 April 2011, our team held a conference entitled 'The Business of Live Music' at the University of Edinburgh.  Selected papers from the conference were published, which you can access in a special issue of the journal Arts Marketing which is out now, and a forthcoming issue of Social Semiotics due in early 2013.  In addition, you can download the following papers from the conference from this website: