Adam Behr received his PhD from the University of Stirling – written about the history and group dynamics of the rock band – and is active in music, music industry research and policy research. He is a founder member of the Live Music Exchange – which operates out of Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities with the aim of fostering dialogue between different stakeholders in the live music sector. His research has included investigations of Edinburgh’s open-mic scene and the place of popular music in Scotland’s cultural policy. Recent projects include work on the cultural value of live music and the relationship musical practice and copyright. He also has a background as a bar manager, guitarist and bass player.
Andy Inglis is an artist manager, tour manager, and lecturer in the live music industry. His career began in 1990 when the dance scene kicked off in Scotland, DJing and running raves around the country. He started managing bands, set up small electronic labels, and jumped off Metallica’s tour bus roof in 1991 like an idiot, breaking his ankle.He moved to London in 1997, continued to manage bands, run small electronic labels, and became The Fly magazine’s Live and Regional editor, a role he held for 14 years. After a spell running the customer service department of an online music retailer, he co-founded a live music venue in London - The Luminaire - which won London Venue of The Year and UK Venue of The Year in the first two years. He booked Norway’s biggest and oldest music festival (right before it was declared bankrupt) and has spent two years travelling the world with Savages as their tour manager. He now manages and tour manages the Mercury Prize-nominated artist East India Youth, and lectures around the UK and mainland Europe. He would universally ban guest lists, encores and cover versions.