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.

Job Ladder - Adrian Sutton

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15 Nov 2018

Theatre and concert composer Adrian Sutton looks back on the trajectory of his career, from computer magazine reviews editor to becoming the musical brains behind the score for War Horse.

Wales urged to consider moving music services away from local authorities

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02 Nov 2018

The Government has also been advised to establish national pop and rock competitions, and significantly increase funding for musical instruments.

Live music industry plagued by institutional racism, MPs hear

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30 Oct 2018

The DCMS Committee has been told that musicians are increasingly coming from wealthier backgrounds as record labels transfer risk to young performers.

Loss of small music venues is handing control of culture to robots, MPs told

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12 Oct 2018

The economic model for those performing in or running small music venues is unviable, the DCMS Committee was told.

A musical partnership for dementia care

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11 Oct 2018

Players in Stratford's Orchestra of the Swan are trained by charity Mindsong to provide music sessions in care homes. Sue Pope explains how the programme supports wellbeing.

Music A-level “in danger of disappearing from state schools”

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17 Aug 2018

The sharp warning from the Association of School and College Leaders comes as A-level data reveals the decline in entries for arts subjects has doubled in speed since last year.

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. 

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