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Social Organisation of Music

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Social Organisation of Music

Social Organisation of Music

Jo-Gerard Re'em By Jo-Gerard Re'em

My aim is to encourage bars and pubs in Hackney to hold more live music, creating higher exposure of an individual to his/her community, while enjoying an exciting communal atmosphere.

Hackney Idea stage

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My project looks to encourage pubs, bars and venues to hold a regular amount of live music. This could be from everyday to a few dates a week. I believe that having a music quarter in London, much like New Orleans, would create community and investment in the area. I am open to all kinds of music being played but I have a close connection with the London jazz scene. I believe the musicians could be funded by a donation based system, making it easy for customers to donate to the musicians when buying drinks or from their tables.

What we'll deliver:

  • An Increase live music events
  • Affordable and accessible live music
  • A connection between performers and venues
  • A strip of live music venues

Why it's a great idea:

The reason I believe this is a great idea is because it fills a gap that exists in many of our communities. This is due to local businesses not having confidence in hosting live music. However if there is a culture of live music developing in the area it will attract and intergenerational and multicultral community invested in their own locality. I would use the grant to support businesses while the culture develops. Moreover, as in Cuba and New Orleans, where the culture of live music attracts people from all corners of the world, it will bring in revenue from tourism. Finally this project will increase the exposure of people to professional music. This will inspire both people to become musicians and musicians to develop, creating a higher quality of music in our communities and society.

Steps to get it done:

  • Getting the cooperation of the bars (The Cat and Mutton, The Dove, The Market Cafe)
  • Buying musical equipment for the bars like electric pianos, drum kit and amp x3 (State owned I assume)
  • Creating an app (I know a professional software developer)
  • Asking local residence on their preference of timing of the events
  • Understanding and negotiating licencing laws

I believe this projet will be successful as I have connection to experienced software developers and many musicians and bars, being a musician myself. I have experience in event management in clubs and venues across London. I have studied at a conservatoire meaning I am plugged in to the London music scene. I have friends who are closely connected to council music services such as Hackney Music Service.


Location Hackney

About the space

Broadway market


London Borough of Hackney

How will the money be spent?Total £7,162

Paying Musicians (15x40x the amount of weeks funded for. 12 Weeks)X 1/3(Bar Contribution) - £4,257 (59%)
1 Keyboard - £800 (11%)
Drum Kit X3 (Ebay, Ludwig Vintage Drum Kit) - £750 (10%)
Speaker X3 - £340 (5%)
Bass AmpX3 ( - £325 (5%)
Other - £690 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Paying Musicians (15x40x the amount of weeks funded for. 12 Weeks)X 1/3(Bar Contribution)
1 Keyboard
Drum Kit X3 (Ebay, Ludwig Vintage Drum Kit)
Speaker X3
Bass AmpX3 (
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • This will be used to keep the musicians pay constant until the bars feel confident that they can mainain the pay theough sales and admission.

Total £7,162

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