During World War Two Churchill is reported to have said “what are we fighting for” when someone suggested cutting the arts budget to support the war. Unfortunately this hasn’t been verified but an equally powerful one is ‘The arts are… Read More »Proposal for Governmental Support for the arts
I have never sat down and asked myself about the ethics of putting on a live concert and the responsibility that I, as someone putting on an event, have for audiences. Yes I know I have a responsibility for trip… Read More »The Ethics of Concert Presentation During a Pandemic
The music industry is reporting a reduction in streams due to Covid 19. I have seen the opposite so decided to dive into it a little.
– Valgeir Sigurðsson – Nabraska: I. Flat Water (Siggi String Quartet / Sono Luminus) – Daniel Elms – Soft Machines (New Amsterdam Records) – Mark-Anthony Turnage – Two Memorials (The Nash Ensemble / Black Box Music) – Matthew Whiteside -… Read More »43 – Matthew’s Weekly Playlist 27-7-2019
Today has been a day of looking at spreadsheets, adding meta data, uploading music and registering it all. Boring but the stuff I warned you about at the start. This is the really important blog about getting your music out… Read More »Entangled – Registrations and Distribution
Below is my speech supporting a successful motion I wrote (see above photo) asking the Musicians’ Union to lobby to change streaming distribution models. Conference, I request that you support motion two on online streaming. Online streaming is quickly becoming… Read More »Motion to Musicians Union Conference 2019