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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

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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