Tuesday, 22 November 2011

How do we increase the impact of Jazz Services?

SESSION: How do we increase the impact of Jazz Services?

Convener(s): Peter

Participants: Peter, Chris, Chrys, Will

Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations:

A general view that the individual activities of Jazz Services were valuable, but a perception that they lack an overall focus – this could be a communications issue or it could be a real issue.

Should Jazz Services be primarily a service to musicians and promoters etc; or should it represent the industry to the outside world and be a service for them. At the moment it does both.

Does Jazz services try to do too much?

The industry needs an organization that speaks for us to bodies like PRS, British Council etc and that represents jazz and lobbies on our behalf. Should that be Jazz Services? Can anyone else do it?

Jazz Services could enlist support from the industry to make it more effective in these roles.

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