Too little, too narrow, too late, and where’s the passion?
On Wednesday morning I joined other figures from the arts world to hear Maria Miller’s first big speech as Culture Secretary, at the British Museum. 48 hours on, I’ve talked at length with lots of people, sometimes even quite sensibly, and have constructed a short, reasonably coherent response to it, which I’m sure I will [...]→ Read more
What Next? Come along and decide!
On Monday 29 April hundreds of artists and artistic directors, producers and promoters, curators and composers will gather at the What Next? national conference at the Palace Theatre in London. Our purpose? (For I’ll be there, and I hope you will be too.) To explore how the cultural sector can harness ‘people power’. How, collectively, [...]→ Read more
Meet our New Music Plus… participants
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New Music Plus… training in Belfast
On Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 February all 12 New Music Plus…UK producers came together for a 2 days of practical training sessions at The MAC in Belfast, one of the host organisations taking part in New Music Plus… UK, the professional development programme developed in partnership by PRS for Music Foundation and the hub. [...]→ Read more
Advancing mobile technologies
Hub Associate Matthew Linley recently attended RE:SYSTEMS seminar on mobile technologies as the guest of Howard Monk of the local . The invite came about after Howard and Hub Director Julia Payne were chewing the digital cud as part of work the hub is doing on the market development of Gigzine (thanks Howard!). The key [...]→ Read more
Get your aural 5-a-day!
For one weekend each year the Digbeth arches in Birmingham vibrate with strange, wonderful sounds as the Custard Factory becomes the focal point for one of the UK’s most distinctive and respected music festivals…Supersonic Festival. A dynamic and constantly challenging experimental multi disciplinary arts festival, Supersonic identifies the otherwise indescribable connections between contemporary ...→ Read more