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"A Band on Every Corner": Using Historical GIS to Describe Changes in the Sydney and Melbourne Live Music Scenes

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Abstract


  • This paper demonstrates the use of historical Geographic Information Systems (historical GIS) to investigate live music in Sydney and Melbourne. It describes the creation of a tailored historical geodatabase built from samples of gig listings (comprising dates, locations, and performer names), and how this historical geodatabase offers insight into the changing dynamics of performers and venue locations. The major findings from the analyses using the developed historical geodatabase are that neither city showed a decline in live music performance or performer numbers, but Melbourne increased at a greater rate than Sydney. Further, the spatial concentration within Melbourne has been far greater than that for Sydney. While Melbourne has expanded numerically but shrunk spatially, Sydney has experienced a geographic dispersion of performances throughout the study period.

UOW Authors


  •   Taylor, Sarah (external author)
  •   Arrowsmith, Colin (external author)
  •   Cook, Nicole

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Taylor, S., Arrowsmith, C. & Cook, N. (2014). "A Band on Every Corner": Using Historical GIS to Describe Changes in the Sydney and Melbourne Live Music Scenes. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1307 1-11.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4076&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3071

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 11

Volume


  • 1307

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • This paper demonstrates the use of historical Geographic Information Systems (historical GIS) to investigate live music in Sydney and Melbourne. It describes the creation of a tailored historical geodatabase built from samples of gig listings (comprising dates, locations, and performer names), and how this historical geodatabase offers insight into the changing dynamics of performers and venue locations. The major findings from the analyses using the developed historical geodatabase are that neither city showed a decline in live music performance or performer numbers, but Melbourne increased at a greater rate than Sydney. Further, the spatial concentration within Melbourne has been far greater than that for Sydney. While Melbourne has expanded numerically but shrunk spatially, Sydney has experienced a geographic dispersion of performances throughout the study period.

UOW Authors


  •   Taylor, Sarah (external author)
  •   Arrowsmith, Colin (external author)
  •   Cook, Nicole

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Taylor, S., Arrowsmith, C. & Cook, N. (2014). "A Band on Every Corner": Using Historical GIS to Describe Changes in the Sydney and Melbourne Live Music Scenes. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1307 1-11.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4076&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3071

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 11

Volume


  • 1307

Place Of Publication


  • Germany