The Live Music Act comes into force

Small gig

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From today, Monday October 1, venues with a capacity of under 200 people will no longer require a licence for live music events. The Live Music Act which came became an Act of UK law in March, has been launched by the government to free small venues and businesses from red tape, which ministers say Read More

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10 great performances by 10 great Jazz bassists

Mingus

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What are your all time top ten best Jazz bass performances? We’ve put together a list of 10 great examples below. They range from early, pioneering bootlegged pieces on the upright to more modern affairs from present-day favourites of the electric variety. Hopefully there are a few choices in our list that you’ll whole heartedly Read More

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Musicians Union launch Live Music Act help kit

Pub Gig

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The Musicians Union have launched a Live Music Kit containing both practical and creative advice for venues in the run up to the launch of the Live Music Act on October 1 2012. The pack outlines the terms of the Act, explaining how a live music programme can enhance businesses with a higher public profile, Read More

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The making of The Essential Acoustic Rory Gallagher part 2

Rory Gallagher Mandolin

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In part two of our look at the making of the new title, The Essential Acoustic Rory Gallagher, professional session guitarist Arthur Dick, the book’s arranger, writes about his work transcribing and translating Rory’s style into print. Part one can be found here. Arthur Dick on the making of The Essential Acoustic Rory Gallagher: What Read More

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