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Brighton Music Conference switches to totally online event

With only two weeks to go, Britain’s foremost electronic music event is cancelled as a live event and all tickets carried forward to next year
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PRS PPL campaigns to revive music while you work

Having waived licence fees to businesses that closed during the Covid lockdown, the music licensing wing of PRS and PPL is asking businesses to exploit the benefits of music as people get back to work.
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Sound Connections chooses to stay online

London youth music charity Sound Connections has decided to continue running its courses online for the foreseeable future
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Jamie Njoku-Goodwin becomes new chief executive of UK Music

A musician and former advisor to David Cameron and Matt Hancock, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has been chosen by the UK national music industry body as its new Chief Executive
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Welsh government’s multi-million pound cultural recovery fund opens for applications

Culture and heritage sector organisations and self-employed workers are able to apply for support from the Welsh Government as of 16 September
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£50,000 partnership grants offered to music hubs in England

National charity Youth Music has launched the second round of the Music Education Hub (MEH) Development Fund, offering grants of up to £50,000 for consortia involving at least three Music Education Hub Lead Organisations
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Music for picture included in new Welsh funding initiative

The Clwstwr project is supporting an innovative experiment in musical performance among 33 new initiatives for the creative sector
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British Council studies the benefits of creative hubs in the Philippines

With over seven percent of national income and 14 percent of employment generated by the creative sector, the positive impact of creative community groups across the Philippines has been the subject of a detailed socio-economic report by…
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Conservatoire takes delivery of 24 Steinways

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Becomes Europe’s First Steinway Exclusive Conservatoire  
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No green screen needed as augmented reality creates immersive performance stage

MARS enables performers, actors, presenters and products to be blended into a photo-real or imaginary virtual environment in real time
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Welsh young people’s music fund appoints first chief executive

Well known in the music sector in Wales and with a 15-year track record in community and participatory music and music education, Rhian Hutchings will take up the full-time post at Anthem from 1 October 2020
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Jamie Cullum’s piano seeks new owner via Yamaha competition

Jazz legend Jamie Cullum and Yamaha Music are donating a very special grand piano to a worthy cause
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