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An undersized musician population, a lack of artist support and performance space pressures: why live music in the Midlands is falling behind the rest of the UK.
The Insolvency Office will investigate the crowdfunding platform’s failure, but repayment of what’s “rightfully” owed to musicians seems unlikely.
The former Culture Minister says his party’s decision to “relentlessly” focus on STEM hurt music education – but also blames head teachers for not prioritising the arts.
The reversal of a decade-long pattern of decline has been credited to changes in policy including the end of the “discriminatory” Form 696.
Many British musicians fear that Brexit will reduce their ability to travel easily and cheaply around Europe for work. Francesca Treadaway calls for action to protect their livelihoods.
Music at Paxton General Manager Elizabeth Macdonald looks back on the teachers and mentors who have inspired her and continue to influence her work.
A new partnership hopes to bring disabled and non-disabled musicians together to create accessible instruments and remove barriers to participation.
Research finds that “large geographical areas are completely without music provision at A level”.
The industry body says 124 venues would save more than £4,000 each a year if they were offered the same discounts as pubs and bars.
Adam Szabo shares seven principles that have helped Manchester Collective attract younger audiences to its classical concerts.
Previously criticised as “too posh for pop”, Arts Council England has voiced support for genres including rock and hip-hop.
Nick Anderson, Programme Producer at The Sick of the Fringe, looks back on the people who have inspired and shaped his career.
A planning condition will prevent any future residents in a housing development adjacent to The Stables in Milton Keynes from submitting private nuisance complaints about the noise.
As composition becomes increasingly sidelined in school music, Natalie Watson discusses a mentoring scheme providing professional support to promising students.
Contemporary classical music aligns naturally with children's playful approach to sound, says Nancy Evans.
Music teachers should be treated as ‘workers’ and provided with holiday pay, national minimum wage and whistle-blower protections, according to a new tribunal ruling.
A parliamentary inquiry has also taken the unusual step of warning the public not to purchase tickets from re-seller Viagogo, which it says has caused distress to “too many music fans”.
The move follows a 2017 pilot project that found arts and heritage crowdfunding donations increased by 17% when the project was match-funded.
A major new report makes recommendations for policymakers in the UK and globally on how to improve the quality of the music education provided to young people.
Formal education is missing an opportunity to support young people's development by failing to recognise the forms of music those receiving free school meals often engage with.