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UK Government has wilfully thrown the live music sector under the big red Brexit bus

With its tunnel-visioned dogma of 'taking back control' of borders at all costs, the Tories' handling of artist access after the UK's departure from the EU shows an unacceptable level of contempt for the music profession. Musicians on both sides of the Channel deserve better
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Liverpool’s DaDaFest announces unique new Artistic Director double act

The D/deaf and Disability Arts Organisation of Liverpool has taken the bold step of accepting the joint application of Nickie Miles-Wildin and Grace Ng as its new Artistic Directors and CEO
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NYCGB announces awards for emerging musicians and composers

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced the selection of its 2021 Young Composers and Fellowship programmes
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Take That’s Gary Barlow offers online songwriting course on BBC Maestro

The BBC Maestro masterclass series has added Gary Barlow teaching songwriting to its catalogue of celebrity-led courses
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Just a few days left to apply to join Liveurope concert venue collective

The Liveurope group is inviting five concert venues across Europe to join its project to boost the programming of young European acts across the continent
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Rocket Songs sources the songs that got away

With a redesigned and relaunched website, Rocket Songs has created a two-way connection between writers seeking artists for their unused songs and artists in need of original material
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UK music industry unites to fight for right to tour in the EU

The Musicians’ Union and Incorporated Society of Musicians have been working together with politicians and civil servants to try to unravel the mess the Brexit trade agreement has caused for UK music touring in the EU
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Research lab funded to investigate new methods in classical music teaching

The US National Endowment of the Arts has initiated funding for a five-year project at New York University Steinhardt Music and Audio Research Lab to study Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts in the post-Covid world
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Wiltshire Primary school gives ukulele to every pupil

Staverton Church of England School in rural Wiltshire has invested £4000 to give every one of its 250 pupils a ukulele to help them get through the pandemic lockdown
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NEXTGEN_U online conference for music business students opens this month

The American Music Business Association’s three day summit for young and up-coming music industry professionals runs from 23-25 February with ideas and discussions, talks and workshops
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Sage Gateshead reveals stark figures about the impact of Covid on arts in England’s North East

One of Britain’s largest and most prestigious arts venues, Sage Gateshead, has published its 2019/20 Annual Review, revealing disturbing figures on the effects of the pandemic
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TiME UK launches series of three free ‘Connectivity’ online conferences

Technology in Music Education UK, UK Music, Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub and the Incorporated Society of Musicians have collaborated to produce three free-to-attend events to explore new ways of working with music technology
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PRS backtracks after members’ backlash

Within hours of its announcement, PRS for Music has retreated from its plan to charge licence fees for small-scale live-streamed concerts during the pandemic
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