Adam Pain (Senior Lecturer, ACM) Discusses: The Boileroom & UK Live Music

ACM-logoWith Guildford venue the Boileroom facing the possibility of closure, TMMP caught up with senior ACM lecturer Adam Pain to discuss the Boileroom and the state of the UK’s live music scene.

This interview is part of a larger TMMP feature which can be read in full here.

What is your general opinion of the Boileroom?

The Boileroom represents the only true circuit venue in Guildford for bands and artists at the most crucial stage of their careers. In my opinion, the Boileroom is a great little venue – but it’s also a vital part of Surrey’s live music industry.

What would happen if the Boileroom were to shut down? What impact would that event have?

It would make a very hard situation for emerging bands and artists in the area even more Read more…

Posted on 10 September 2014

Artists & Industry Discuss: The Boileroom & UK Live Music

boileroom bannerSometimes the old ways are the best.

Over the past fifteen years, the music world has been revolutionised by digital technology. There have been many positive developments facilitated by the Internet, from social media sites to digital music stores and crowdfunding platforms. Smart and savvy musicians now have access to a wealth of tools that previous generations could only dream of – but the physical world still holds the key to a thriving, successful career.

The ease with which a band can break through barriers previously manned by a handful of power-hungry gatekeepers represents the bright side of digital music – but there is also a widely recognised and heavily debated Read more…

Posted on 10 September 2014

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