Extreme gigs: pushing the boundaries of where live music can go
How much further can live music recording and production go? How about playing suspended in mid-air? Or getting 1,000 musos to play at the same time? Or just a few in a hot air balloon? Kevin Hilton takes a...
‘Budget cuts are the biggest challenge facing the live sector in 2017,’ say industry experts
Budget cuts are one of the biggest challenges facing the live industry in 2017, according to a group of industry professionals interviewed in the latest edition PSNLive. Job security and lack of investment were also cited as problems, as...
Exquisitely proportioned: The rise and rise of boutique festivals
The last decade has witnessed an explosion in the number of niche-orientated festivals. But how do these events go about offering a unique experience – and what is the outlook for larger festivals?
View from the top: The venue owner (Graham Walters)
A proper restoration man. We forgot to ask what colour he likes his drapes
View from the top: The sound levels expert (Edward Crofton-Martin)
Not upsetting the neighbours with loud noise is now a priority for concert promoters and venue owners. Getting the right level is a matter of science, and, rather than being 'noise police', the practitioners of this art are often...
View from the top: The festival organiser (Lode Verschueren)
Bringing a little bit of Caribbean sunshine to the centre of Europe