Job Ladder - Matt Griffiths

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21 Jun 2018

Matt Griffiths reveals how his career progressed from freelance percussionist to Chief Executive of Youth Music.

A role for the commercial sector

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12 Jul 2018

Clare Edwards argues that commercial organisations can extend access to music education - without compromising on quality.

Parliamentary inquiries into music and arts put on ice

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01 Jun 2018

The inquiries have been delayed because of an extension to the select committee’s ongoing fake news inquiry.

Live popular music royalty rate to increase

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18 May 2018

More than 2,500 PRS licence holders, including some theatres and concert venues, will be affected by the changes, which come into effect next month.

New attitudes to music-making

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17 May 2018

Has music become too pigeon-holed into distinct genres? Tony Haynes asks how we can truly promote cultural diversity when the opportunities for creativity are so restricted.

Freelance musicians most vulnerable to harassment

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27 Apr 2018

A survey by the ISM has found that 60% of musicians have been harassed at work, of whom around three quarters were self-employed at the time.

New partnership to promote diversity in music education

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27 Apr 2018

The Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England will aim to remove barriers and give young people ownership of musical learning.

European arts organisations defend music as a human right

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20 Apr 2018

A new policy paper calls for continued freedom of movement, and claims music helps promote the values that unite Europeans, such as equality.

My Gurus - Douglas Knehans

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17 Apr 2018

Composer Douglas Knehans explains how his career and artistic sensibilities have been shaped by love, Mahler and his family.

Arts Council criticised for prioritising opera in music funding

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13 Apr 2018

UK Music has accused England’s arts funder of being “too posh for pop” and called for an urgent review of the allocation of national portfolio funds.

Is ACE too posh for pop? Music leaders have their say

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12 Apr 2018

Representatives of Music Venue Trust and the Association of British Orchestras react to UK Music’s provocative call for opera funding to be redistributed.

Arts venues commit to improving access to booking systems

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12 Apr 2018

New research has found three quarters of Deaf and disabled gig goers feel discriminated against when booking tickets for live music events.

Preparing the participatory arts workforce

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12 Apr 2018

Artists need special skills to deliver projects in community settings, including care homes and schools. Evan Dawson explains how Live Music Now supports musicians.

Job ladder – Peter Moser

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29 Mar 2018

As he prepares to leave More Music, community musician and composer Pete Moser looks back over the career that’s taken him all around the world. 

Classical music education for the 21st century

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22 Mar 2018

ABRSM’s grade eight piano exam syllabus features no women composers this year. Anna Bull calls for music education to start celebrating classical music as a living tradition.

How we raised £35k for refugees

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21 Feb 2018

When orchestra professionals Tamzin Aitken and Libby Papakyriacou decided to stage a fundraising concert to support the refugee crisis – outside of their normal day jobs – they were overwhelmed by the response. 

Youth Music calls for a ‘new model for music education’

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16 Feb 2018

Music should be led by young people’s interests and less focused on prescriptive outcomes, according to the findings of a schools action research programme.

Unpaid ‘exposure’ does not benefit musicians’ careers

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16 Feb 2018

The ‘world first’ live music census also reveals key challenges for venues and information about the economic value of the industry.

Letter: A matter of deepest regret

15 Feb 2018

Following revelations of elitism in music education, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, says it’s time to put the arts back in the heart of primary and secondary schools.

Current music education system a ‘disaster’ for post-Brexit UK

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09 Feb 2018

Music and dance leaders have implored a Lords select committee to support the introduction of a special arrangement within the visa system for performers.

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