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.
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.
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.
The Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England will aim to remove barriers and give young people ownership of musical learning.
Composer Douglas Knehans explains how his career and artistic sensibilities have been shaped by love, Mahler and his family.
A new policy paper calls for continued freedom of movement, and claims music helps promote the values that unite Europeans, such as equality.
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.
Representatives of Music Venue Trust and the Association of British Orchestras react to UK Music’s provocative call for opera funding to be redistributed.
New research has found three quarters of Deaf and disabled gig goers feel discriminated against when booking tickets for live music events.
Artists need special skills to deliver projects in community settings, including care homes and schools. Evan Dawson explains how Live Music Now supports musicians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ‘world first’ live music census also reveals key challenges for venues and information about the economic value of the industry.
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.
Music and dance leaders have implored a Lords select committee to support the introduction of a special arrangement within the visa system for performers.
New research finds listening to music helps tackle anxiety, depression and agitation among people living with dementia, and calls for a dedicated music and dementia task force.
Frank Lyons explains how a combined academic and artistic approach has been key to the success of a new ensemble featuring disabled and non-disabled musicians.
Research by Opera North finds musical progression opportunities post-primary are limited and “often inappropriate”.