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, Hackney to hold more live music, creating higher exposure of an individual to his/her community, while enjoying an exiting communal atmosphere.

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My project looks to encourage pubs, bars and venues to hold a regular amount of live music. I will start this project in Broadway Market with a strip of bars that run along this road. I believe I could achieve this through subsidy and through investment in infrastructure e.g An app which connects businesses, performers and consumers. I believe this process, although needing subsidy at the beginning will become self-contained and self-sufficient (not in need of additional and continual support) as once there increase in intresting events happening in local pubs and bars it will attract the attention of the community meaning it has the possibility of paying for itself through increase of sales and admission.

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 businesses not having the confidence that hosting live music would be financially beneficial to them. 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 friends who are closely connected to council music services such as Hackney Music Service.

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Location Hackney

Hackney has 141 other projects and £1,805,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Broadway market

Council

London Borough of Hackney

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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 (https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/35W-Electric-Bass-Amp-by-Gear4music/7VJ) - £325 (5%)
Other - £690 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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59%
Paying Musicians (15x40x the amount of weeks funded for. 12 Weeks)X 1/3(Bar Contribution)
£4,257
11%
1 Keyboard
£800
10%
Drum Kit X3 (Ebay, Ludwig Vintage Drum Kit)
£750
5%
Speaker X3
£340
5%
Bass AmpX3 (https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/35W-Electric-Bass-Amp-by-Gear4music/7VJ)
£325
10%
Other
£690
  • Spacehive fees
    £324
  • Transaction Fees
    £302
  • VAT
    £65

Overfunding

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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