For a lot of acts starting out, local live music pubs and bars offer no finer place to grow a fanbase and learn the art of live performance. PRS for Music sponsors the Music Pub of the Year category in The Publican’s annual trade awards. M caught up with some of the shortlisted music publicans to find out more about their showcase nights.
Midem, Popkomm and South by South West (SXSW) have been mainstays of the International trade show scene for many years. Their model of attaching evening showcases to complement daytime seminars has grown exponentially over the past decade and that winning formula has seen others imitate the formula.
It’s not many bands who can attribute a No.1 hit record to the death of John Lennon, but when Imagine was propelled to the top of the charts following Lennon’s assassination, it relegated Ant Music to the No.2 spot. A fact that was to provide the impetus for their next single getting to No.1.
Our own Barney Hooper, Jules Parker and Chris Carey attended SXSW last week, here is the Tweet Transcript from their time there, Barney keep us well up to date with a little help from Jules.
#SXSW kicks off proper today but a great start at the British Embassy last night.…