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Sound System: The Political Power of Music with Dave Randall

Musicians have often wanted to change the world. From underground innovators to pop icons many have believed in the political power of music. Music has been used to challenge the political and social order – and to prop up the status quo. Sound System is the story of one musician’s journey to discover what makes music so powerful. Dave Randall uses his insider’s knowledge of the industry to shed light on the secrets of celebrity, commodification and culture. It is a book of raves, riots and revolution and poses the question: how can we make music serve the interests of the many, rather than the few. Dave Randall is a musician and activist. He has toured the world playing guitar with Faithless, Sinead O’Connor, and many other icons. In this illustrated talk, Dave looks at examples from Beethoven to Beyoncé
The talk will be a chance to gain insight into the crazy world of the music industry and a question and answer will take place for all you music fans to ask those curious questions.