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Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Rock 'n' bankroll... music acts given governmen grants.

Reading in the i newspaper, under the above headline, I discover that the Department for Trade's Music Exports Growth Scheme has allocated £295,000 to artists to help fund projects across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. 
The scene, seemingly, supports small UK music companies by contributing to artists' marketing campaigns and promotional activity.
The breakdown shows thus:
Rock acts - 34%
Pop acts   - 25%
Jazz & blues musicians 3%.
Total 62%.
So who's trousered the other 38%?
Significantly, rock and pop are classified as 'acts' whereas jazz and blues are 'musicians' which we knew all the time.
Read the full article in the Independent.
Lance.

2 comments :

Hugh said...

Link goes to the "Irish Independent" - different newspaper to the "Independent", which is now different also to the "i".

I get the "i" - don't remember that article - intersting though. I like your quip about rock "acts"...

Lance said...

Page 13 in "i" (English version)

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