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Part-magazine, part-newsletter, partsomething-to-post-all-CIAM-relatedstuff-in, this species aims to serve as your weekly summary of the world of Contemporary Issues in Arts Management.

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Pat O’Mahony

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Chris Carey

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Elaine C Smith

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Kate Oakley

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From giving you a weekly summary of activity on all the blogs, Twitters, Posterous(es)... in short all the content generated by you... to presenting our original features on weekly speakers, discussion points and updates on the upcoming conference, we want to make sure you are up-to-date with all activities and possibilities for involvement in the many-faceted CIAM world.

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Marcu Romer

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Hello and Welcome to CIAM Weekly. We’ve had a quick break over the easter break but we’re back.

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Kwaku CIAM Session #9: April 26, 2012 Kwaku is the founder of the British Black Music (BBM): and Black Music Congress (BMC), which is a forum for discussing black music issues, networking, and highlighting and providing pathways to music industry education. He began his career running his own indie label and music publishing firm. He has worked as a former columnist for Billboard and DJ, and worker of the now defunct Black Music Industry Association. Having taught on music business courses in formal institutions, including University Of Westminster, City University London, City & Islington College, and Collage Arts, he now runs accessible music industry and event planning courses through BTWSC a voluntary organisation that develops potential through use of the creative arts. He holds master degrees in Media, Music Business Management, and an LLM in Entertainment Law, plus BIIAB Award for Music Promoters (AMP). He has a keen interest in intellectual property issues - he's organised and chaired a number of music copyright seminars, has an eclectic taste in music, and speaks on black music sector issues on panels and in the media.

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Statistics – don’t be misled by numbers Press say there is no way of making money in music – but it’s not necessarily true 3 things people value and (3 ways they will pay for things) – cost of time, data, cost of giving up money The Arts are special in 3 ways: Infinite variety, predicting success, high fixed costs It’s impossible to build a career on live music alone. Recorded music has huge value, as with live you can’t be in more than place at once Radiohead: the release schedule mattersfree came first, then premium, then conventional The old methods still work more often than not, but companies stop doing what has always worked to do something new and exciting – that’s a problem with music Future of the music industry: Nine Inch nails had many different offerings, for many different fans. They mixed scarce bundles with none scarce bundles - free with none free – value is more. It worked; the limited edition 2 500 ultra deluxe sets were sold in 30 hours. 750,000$ was made before the end of day 2 and 1600,000 $ before end of week 1. If the product is less scarce, would the buzz and demand still be there UK music industry 2010 - £3.8bn – down £189m (4.8%) on 2009







‘Global recorded music: Best % change since 2004 but still a small decline’ – NOT TRUE lies in the numbers. It was not the best year – just hadn’t screwed up as much as year before. Adele is a global phenomenon – 75% not sold in digital – not so good after all. Economic Insight – live music fell first time in 2010 – core trend in live music still growth What is driving the growth in live? - On the night spend is increasingly important to the industry. 2010 Mintel report - ½ people who go to events buy food (could be more, people buy food for other people), 74% people bought drink, ½ claimed to buy merchandise. - LOGIC- increase drink price to increase revenue. 5 things people value (how they decide not to pay for things): Too much time, too inconvenient (for me), too much data, too difficult to us, too much money. Understanding what people are willing to pay for – provides a better chance Are computer games the way forward for artists? – The value of an ongoing artist

Elaine C. Smith •

Know your audience

Never forget the audience

Things are popular for a reason – Good reviews can be as damaging as bad reviews

Messages are very important to send out

Artists need to be responsible

Be careful when your artist wants to give their views and opinions on politics and other issues

‘Above’ titles can sell out audiences alone

Critics are getting crueller because of social media and the audience are starting to choose themselves whether they like a performance or not.

It is hard for people to do unpaid internships unless families fund them.

London and the West End are like their own country and it is quite difficult to get involved with a company.

Colleges set up relationships with companies and allow students to work their in partnership – should take on students from different areas not just London

Younger generations need to change the arts

Actors need to be wary of the power going to their heads – managers can aid this by keeping them grounded at all times

Don’t let your accent put you off from moving to London and pursuing a job there.

Commercial theatre is starting to become more to do with celeb lives – such as ‘I Dreamed A

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Twitter Emma Thurlby  @Emmamlt Flashback botnet not shrinking, huge numbers of Macs still infected #ciam10 Amy Dolan  @Amy_Dolan Think tonight I am going to be dreaming about Children (Performance) Regulations 1968/ Children & Young Persons Act 1963! #CIAM10 #Research Tom Satchwell  @TomSSatchwell Maryland is the first US State to OK Facebook password Protection Bill. Stop employers snooping your Facebook aqw6W#CIAM10 Kathryn Boyd  @KatBoydx "@IndyMusic: Atlanta and Oslo are the cities that most influence musical tastes worldwide HUE0Nz #ListenwithSpotify"#CIAM10 Kathryn Boyd  @KatBoydx The online copyright war: the day the internet hit back at big media HQvlyC #CIAM10 Joanne Karcheva  @JoanneDarl #CIAM10 Radical Museum Director Begins Burning Art in Anti-Austerity Protest http:// ...or how Italy responds to the cuts... Tim Fanucci  @timfanucci “@MusicWeekNews: MOG [@mogdotcom] streaming service to launch in Australia with @Telstra” #ciam10

Joanne Karcheva @JoanneDarl RT @SusanJonesArts: 10% of arts orgs due to fold in next year -inc those lucky arts NPO funded buildings? - and how many #artists? #CIAM10 Amy Dolan @Amy_Dolan “@TheStage: News: Exclusive: Arts Council cuts have decimated axed companies http://” #CIAM10 Danny Higgins @dannyhiggins27 Polone: Why Key Lionsgate Execs Got Fired Just Before Their Hunger Games Blew Up. Vulture #ciam10 Tim Fanucci @timfanucci The Black Keys having a bit of a moan as usual. This time about Spotify... HgVeow” #ciam10 Tim Fanucci @timfanucci “HMV to close Guernsey warehouse and move back to UK, online fulfilment consolidated into Birmingham site: http://” #ciam10 Helena Nalis @HelenaNalis Why Google+ is an Inevitable Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy http:// via @ #Ciam10

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Posterous BBC Fights Back in Spat With Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. - The Hollywood Reporter The U.K. public broadcaster stands by its "Panorama" TV show's findings into alleged computer hacking following critical tweets by Murdoch and News Corp. statements. utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Fnews+%28The +Hollywood+Reporter+-+Top+Stories%29 Theatres Trust celebrate as culture included in new national planning document The Theatres Trust has welcomed the finalised National Planning Policy Framework, which includes provisions for culture that it claimed had been ignored in previous drafts. Are people being put off the West End by inflated prices? Playwright Richard Bean hits out at West End’s ‘legal ticket touts’ Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Award-winning playwright Richard Bean has hit out at “legal ticket touting”, claiming it is undermining attempts to make theatre more accessible. National companies dominate first round of ACE capital funding The National Theatre, Royal Opera House and Chichester Festival Theatre are among 26 companies which have been successful in the first stage of Arts Council England’s new capital funding programme. Music Sales Up for the First Time Since 2004 Vulture The RIAA announced verrrry slight gains for music sales for 2011, the first time such numbers have gone up since 2004. "You're welcome," says Adele, Anti SAG-AFTRA Merger Plaintiffs Comment On Today’s Court Decision: Below is a statement issued by the plaintiffs through their attorneys, Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Esensten:

6issues Sunday 25th March – The Voice


Joe raises some interesting thoughts on the morals of the new talent show The Voice. What do you think of the programme? 19922464546/hello-people-hows-it-going-weve-justhad-a Monday 26th March – Unversal and EMI merger Craig gives his own opinions on the merger of the two major labels. What impact do you think the merger will have on the recorded industry? Tuesday 27th March – Artists.MTV Learn more about MTV’s new service and how they plan to create an even better online music experience in Will’s latest post Thursday 29th March – Artists and autobiographies Sara seeks to find out what happens if your artist releases an autobiography slating a fellow artist. Check it out here Friday 30th March – Spotify Does Spotify work best for smaller bands who want to be heard rather than established artists who rely on record sales for a living? Give your comments to Tom’s post here post/20166306216/whats-happening-people-hope-youve-all-had-a

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