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Playing gigs at the Olympics is a rip off

Very simply the Olympic organisers said in in a leaked letter that bands and musicians would be paid £50 an hour for the pleasure of “creating a fantastic and memorable experience for our spectators”. My letter in the Guardian sums it up that musicians are being ripped of yet again. Perhaps the Chief Executive  of  the London Organising Committee of the […]

Hitting a false Olympic note

Whilst the Olympic Games has been an incredible accomplishment all round however the occasion has been marred by the slipshod treatment of music. One example was the  showcasing of bands notable for a lack of women and diverse musicians. The Observer on the 13th May 2012 published this letter             […]