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Arts Council England must ensure that hubs do more to promote social mobility, but rural hubs will be offered no extra funding to cover their higher cost base.
A 26% increase in business rates has put 21 of London’s 94 grassroots music venues at risk of closure, according to new research.
Conductor Simon Rattle and CEO of Sistema England Fiona Cunningham are among signatories to a letter decrying a writer’s ‘patronising’ arguments about musical notation.
60 young people in Cambridgeshire stay behind after school every week to sing, compose music and play instruments. Lin Hetherington tells the story.
The concert-going experience is the same as it was over a century ago – it’s time to make some changes. David Taylor shares five suggestions.
Women want to be recognised for their talent, but struggle to overcome gender barriers in the music industry without targeted support, report finds.
The university-led project will record details of venues, musicians and audiences in six cities, to gain a better understanding of the pressures facing music businesses and venues.
A new guide is aiming to increase opportunities for disabled children and young people to participate in music-making.
Catherine Bradley reveals five things you might not know about classical music audiences, discovered through Audience Finder data.
The Welsh Government fund aims to start helping young people develop their musical talents by 2020.
Manchester Camerata’s work with people with dementia recently took its musicians to Tokyo to deliver training. Lucy Geddes reveals what they shared and what they learned.
A fascination with lullabies has led Supriya Nagarajan to produce inter-cultural performances and education projects around the world. She tells the story.
The Orchestra of the Swan has found a formula for boldly commissioning new works that pleases both composers and audiences. David Curtis explains his approach.
Successful audience development strategies have not led to an increase in earned income, and public funding must be restored, a new report has concluded.
As the debate over whether London needs a new concert hall becomes more divisive, Jodi Myers says it’s time for some careful thought.
An unexpected treasure is what your soul desires, composer and musician Sandro Mussida tells people starting a career in the arts.
A government committee has been warned that a crisis is facing music in Wales and new ideas are essential.
£2.5m has been pledged to enable the feasibility study for the £278m venue to be concluded after the Government pulled out.
Chelsea Theatre’s Community Development Manager Michelle Abbey discusses her career engaging audiences and promoting diversity.
News of the scheme’s holistic benefits follows the announcement of £660k funding to music charities across the country.