Business Education

Chris Hodgkins – Business Education

1983 – 1985 Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance – Ealing College of Further Education, London (Distinction).

1988 – 1990 Master of Business Administration (part time) – London Management Centre, Polytechnic of Central London.

1990 – 1991 Diploma in Marketing – Chartered Institute of Marketing

2005 Appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

At Jazz Services Chris Hodgkins set up the Online Music Business Resource with Debbie Dickinson of City University. Jazz Services has now restructured and changed its name to Jazz UK and the new website is at: Jazzuk

Jazz Services published a series of useful guides. Please note that some of the manuals may seem out of date and in terms of digital developments a bit behind the times but the principles do not change. Whilst the new site at Jazzuk is being worked on the guides dealing with the music business, marketing your band and raising funds are published here:

Guide To Marketing Your Band

Guide To The Music Industry

 

 

 

 

Guide To Marketing Your Band  Guide To The Music Industry     Funding Tips 

The guides below deal with media and copyright. It is crucial that musicians know copyright both as performers and composers

Internet Guide

Guide To Copyright

Guide To SEO

Guide To Getting Your Music On The Radio

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Guide Guide To Copyright    Guide To SEO    Guide to Getting Your Music On The Radio

Promoting live gigs is vital to a healthy jazz scene. There are two manuals; the first is a “Guide for New Promoters” and the second is a superb manual by Heather Maitland on “Getting Bigger Audiences for Jazz”.

Guide To Getting Bigger Audiences

 

 

 

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Guide To Getting Bigger Audiences  Guide For New Promoters

Chris is currently working on “Where do you want to be – a business planning manual for jazz music students and  musicians.” It will be an open sourced publication and is currently out for peer review. Publication will be in May 2017

It is  vitally important that musicians join the trade bodies that are there to protect your rights. Musicians’ Union  PRS for Music  Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL). Chris is a member of the Musicians’ Union, PPL, PRS and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and his music publisher is Paul Rodriguez Music

In December 2016 Chris was appointed by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group to act as their Secretariat. The Secretariat team is Chris and Sarah Pellew and details can be found at: All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group 

Please note that while the House is dissolved, there are no Members of Parliament and APPJAG has no status as an All-Party Parliamentary Group. The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group webpages will not therefore be updated until after the Election on 8 June.

Publications

See also Chris’ blog  www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk

Jazz – The Case for Better Investment

Jazz – The Case For Better Investment

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Jazz Services

November 1993

Jazz – The Case for Better Investment

National Heritage Committee Funding of the Performing Arts Minutes of Evidence Thursday 7th December 1995

Written submission to the National Heritage Committee for their enquiry into the Funding of the Performing and Visual Arts.

Maurice Healy, Chris Hodgkins and Ian Carr gave evidence to the enquiry.

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: National Heritage Committee HMSO

December 7th 1995

National Endowment for the Arts Research Report 31 Scott DeVeaux

Author” Scott DeVeaux

Publisher: National Endowment for the Arts

1995

PRS and Classical Music Subsidy

Evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s enquiry into the Performing Right Society and the abolition of the Classical Music Subsidy.

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: The Stationer Office

May 20th 1999

A Sound Performance – National Music Council 1999

Authors: Cliff Dane, Andy Feist and  Kate Manton

Publisher: National Music Council

1999

Briefing Paper to Kelvin Hopkins MP and the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group

Brief to Kelvin Hopkins MP – January 2000

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Jazz Services

January 2000

House of Commons Hansard Debates for the 15th February 2000

Debate on the funding of jazz led by Kelvin Hopkins MP

“indebted to Jazz Services Ltd. for providing much background information for this debate. That organisation was formed 16 years ago to promote the growth and development of jazz and is funded by the Arts …”

Publisher: Hansard

February 15th 2000

Counting The Notes – The economic contribution of the UK Music business National Music Council 2002

Authors: Cliff Dane and Kate Manton

Publisher: National Music Council

2002

Why a National Policy for music ?

Author:Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Chris Hodgkins

May 8th 2002

Two in a Bar – Reform of Public Entertainment Licensing.

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Jazz Services

January 7th 2003

Connecting for the Future – A Review of Jazz in the North East of England

Authors: Chris Hodgkins/Ivor Widdison/Kathy Dyson

Publisher: Jazz Services

October 2004

The Value Of Jazz In Britain

Authors: Mykaell Riley and Dave Laing

Publisher: Jazz Services

December 2006

Public Service Broadcasting Review a Response from Jazz Services Ltd

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Ofcom

June 2008

Analysis of the Business Environment for Jazz Services Ltd Business Plan 2009 – 2011

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Jazz Services

August 2008

Memorandum submitted by Jazz Services Ltd and the Association of British Jazz Musicians on the Licensing Act 2003  and the inequitable treatment of live music

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmselect/cmcumeds/memo/licensing/ucm2302.htm

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Select Committee for Culture Media and Sport

September 2008

Jazz Services Media Report

Authors: Mykaell Riley and Dave Laing

Publisher: Jazz Services

2009

Changing Demographics

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Jazz Services

September 2009

The BBC – Public Sector Broadcasting, Jazz, Policy and Structure in the Digital Age

Authors: Chris Hodgkins/Professor Stuart Nicholson/Emma Kendon

Publisher: Jazz Services

January 2010

Value Of Jazz In Britain II

Authors: Mykaell Riley and Dave Laing

Publisher: Jazz Services

October 2010

Jazz in England – High Quality, Best Value and the Voluntary Sector

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Jazz Services

December 2010

Written evidence submitted by Jazz Services Ltd (arts 91) Culture, Media and Sport Committee –
Funding of the arts and heritage enquiry

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmselect/cmcumeds/464/464vw81.htm

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Select Committee for Culture Media and Sport

March 2011

Written evidence submitted by the Association of British Jazz Musicians (arts 71)  Culture, Media and Sport Committee –
Funding of the arts and heritage enquiry

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmselect/cmcumeds/464/464vw66.htm

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Select Committee for Culture Media and Sport

March 2011

Jazz Services Annual Report 2010-2011 

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Jazz Services

March 2012

Jazz in the Media 

Author: Hester Briggs

Publisher: Jazz Services

September 2012

Jazz Services Annual Report 2011-2012 Making An Impact

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Jazz Services

December 2012

Changes in the attendance of young adults at jazz events

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Arts Marketing An International Journal – Emerald

March 2013

Changes in the attendance of young adults at jazz events

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Jazz Services

June 30th  2013

Rhythm Changes Statistical Overview Of Five Partner Countries

Authors: Edited by Tony Whyton and Christa Bruckner-Haring

Publisher: Institute for Jazz Research,
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

2013

Jazz Services Ltd submission to the Culture Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the work of Arts Council England

Author: Chris Hodgkins

Publisher: Culture Media and Sport Committee

February 2014

Written evidence to the Culture Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the work of Arts Council England. The Culture, Media and Sport Committee decided to conduct a general investigation into the work of Arts Council England, including its scope, scale and remit.  They wish to examine the economic and artistic criteria that underpin funding decisions.  Furthermore, they sought views on whether the geographical distribution of funding is fair and the justification for the current weighting of this towards London.

Working Lives In Black British Jazz

Authors: Mark Banks, Jill Ebrey and Jason Toynbee

Publisher: Open University

April 2014

Response to the BBC Trust Music Radio Consultation

Author: Chris Hodgkins

October 18th 2014

BBC Charter Review Consultation Response

Author: Chris Hodgkins

October 6th 2015

Public Investment in Jazz

Response to the Culture White Paper

Author Chris Hodgkins

April 2nd  2016

Delivering A Policy For Jazz

Authors: Chris Hodgkins, Mike Paxton

May 8th 2016

The Needs Of The Jazz Community

Authors:Howard Lawes, Lise Reynolds, Professor Stuart Nicholson, Sophie Trott and Chris Hodgkins

Publishers: Jazz Services/Jazz UK

September 11th 2016

UK Music Measuring Music 2014

Author: Jonathan Todd

Publishers: UK Music

September 2014

UK Music Measuring Music 2015

Author: Jonathan Todd

Publishers: UK Music

UK Music Measuring Music 2016

Author: Jonathan Todd

Publishers: UK Music

www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk

Chris’ blog www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk contains a wealth of material dealing with politics, the vexatious question of adequate arts funding for jazz, economics, and like a digital Henry Root, complaints to companies.   Articles and papers from the blog  will  be placed in this section as downloadable documents. They will appear in chronological order.

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/10/a-plague-on-both-your-houses-a-response-to-the-bbc-charter-review-consultation/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/07/mps-ignore-cultural-significance-of-the-bbc/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/07/the-proms-time-for-a-shakeup-to-reflect-the-diversity-of-the-uk-music-scene/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/06/arts-council-englands-ambition-for-excellence-fund-and-a-twenty-five-year-vison/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/05/jazz-uk-the-jazz-economy-parts-1-2-and-3/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/05/arts-council-england-a-policy-for-the-support-of-jazz-in-england-published-1996/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/05/the-arts-councils-national-review-of-jazz-1993/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/05/public-investment-in-jazz-or-the-lack-of-it/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/05/create-the-actual-cost-in-an-age-of-austerity/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/03/rattlemania/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/02/a-new-concert-hall-for-london-rattle-rattles-the-begging-bowl/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/02/a-fight-at-the-opera

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2015/02/whats-wrong-with-opera/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2014/11/response-to-the-bbc-trust-music-radio-consultation-2/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2014/10/the-big-issue-politics-needs-people-with-a-broader-experience-of-life/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2014/10/arts-council-chief-davey-to-control-radio-3/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2014/07/the-die-is-cast-jazz-services-2015-to-2018/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2014/07/arts-council-england-and-the-second-national-portfolio-round-2015-2018/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2014/06/peter-bazalgette-of-arts-council-england-dont-blame-me/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2014/06/arts-council-england-funding-for-jazz-beware-the-fury-of-a-patient-man/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2014/06/jazz-in-the-uk-a-united-organisational-ecology-dedicated-to-jazz/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2014/06/politicians-insouciance-at-the-taxpayers-expense/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2014/05/with-one-bound-he-was-freectrlvcmdv/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2013/08/jazz-a-driving-force-for-research-and-development-and-sensible-business-practise/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2013/08/banging-on-about-a-plan-for-the-arts/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Jazz-Journal-June-2013.pdf

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2013/03/live-music-not-music-streaming-is-the-key-to-a-healthy-music-scene/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2012/11/arts-council-of-wales-withdraws-its-funding-for-the-welsh-jazz-society/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2012/11/time-for-a-bank-for-the-arts/

http://www.complaintsinwonderland.co.uk/2013/01/what-goes-around-comes-around-and-around-again/