All posts of Ben O'Hara

Interview with Chris Clough – Live Sound Engineer

Setting up small venue PA systems How important is it to design the right PA system for a performance space? It is very important because people are getting used to hearing the quality of audio at public events that they are hearing from a home theatre. That is technologically far more challenging in a large […]

Interview with Angela Glaister – Music Licensing Agent

An interview with a leading copyright licensing agent What benefits are there in using a Licensing Agent? An agent can: find songs to suit clients’ budgets give solid copyright advice so the agency does not get into trouble with clearances offer alternative music suggestions when a song is not licensable or too expensive give speedy […]

How much do I charge for music

On an almost daily basis, we are asked by a musician or composer or a manager one of the toughest questions to answer. ‘How much do I charge for…a gig…a song in a film…a song in an ad…to have my lyrics on a T-Shirt’ and a thousand other money-making ventures in the music industry. It’s […]

Why Events Fail

Why do people attend festivals and events? What kinds of factors may prevent people from attending events? Why do events fail? People attend festivals and special events for a number of reasons, all of which can be categorised together as ways to do something ‘out of the ordinary’ from the participants regular day to day […]
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