Advocacy

Awards for Young Musicians releases Practical Progression

Awards for Young Musicians has released ‘Practical Progression’, a series of films made by and for music leaders, produced in partnership with five music hubs.

Children from low-income families priced out of learning musical instruments – report

New data released on 6 November 2018 reveals low-income British families are at risk of under-representation in the music industry as access to music lessons is dying… Read more

Measuring Music report published by UK Music

UK Music had published its annual Measuring Music report, highlighting the scale of the UK music industry’s contribution to the UK economy.

UK Music calls for ‘urgent’ budget review of music in education in the UK

UK Music CEO, Michael Dugher, has called on the Chancellor to use his forthcoming Budget, to be published on 29 October 2018, to order an ‘urgent review’… Read more

PIPA performing arts survey reveals ‘career penalties’ for parents and carers

Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PIPA) shared the findings of its UK-wide survey into work-life balance and the performing arts at a parliamentary event on 18 October 2018.

Venues Day sees HMUK partner with Music Venue Trust

Help Musicians UK has teamed up with Music Venue Trust for this year’s Venues Day, which takes place on 17 October 2018 at Islington Assembly Hall.

BBC teams up with dementia charity to create Music Memories website

The BBC, in partnership with Playlist for Life, a UK music and dementia charity, has launched a new website designed to use music to help people with… Read more

Portsmouth Music Hub launches One World environmental campaign

The One World campaign brings together musicians, composers, performers, dancers, teachers and children in a one-year festival focussing on the environment.

‘Make Some Noise’ to map music-making experiences of disabled people

Creative United, in partnership with OHMI, Drake Music, OpenUp Music and Youth Music, has launched Make Some Noise, a major research project aiming to capture a detailed picture of the experiences of disabled… Read more

Key issues affecting music education highlighted by MU

Senior MU officials have spoken of key issues affecting music education across the UK both in Westminster and at the Trades Union Congress Conference.

Sing Up supports One Day One Choir with free World Peace Day song

Sing Up is giving away a free song and encouraging schools and singers to join with global choral project for peace, One Day One Choir, on World Peace Day.

Cultural practitioners invited to apply for SEAΔ programme

Mekong Cultural Hub and the British Council have announced details of SEAΔ, a programme for cultural practitioners to reflect on sustainable development in South-East Asia.

Musicians’ Union and ISM launch music sector Code of Practice

The Musicians’ Union and the Incorporated Society of Musicians have launched a Code of Practice to help eradicate bullying, harassment and discrimination in the music sector.

One Day One Choir calls for choirs to unite on Peace Day

Global choral project for peace, One Day One Choir, is calling for choirs to unite in song on Peace Day, a UN initiative which takes place on 21 September.

#ComposeWithDorico campaigns to ‘bring music back into education’

Steinberg is launching a campaign to save music education in schools, #ComposeWithDorico, with a free giveaway of music-making software, Dorico Elements.

Roundhouse launches Next Generation Campaign

London’s Roundhouse has launched its Next Generation Campaign to build new studios and create a Centre for Creative & Digital Entrepreneurs.

The UK Government is in denial about the plight of music in schools

Pressure is mounting on the Government to stop the erosion of school music departments and put the subject back where it belongs, at the heart of the… Read more

Recapturing the spirit of Hanukkah through music, film and the arts

Light 8 Nights, an organisation committed to making Hanukkah more relevant and exciting for modern audiences through music, film and the arts, has announced that it is coming to the UK.

Risk of cultural void as funding cuts threaten the future of British orchestras

According to new research by the UK Musicians’ Union, 44% of the nation’s orchestral musicians say they do not earn enough to live on. The organisation represents… Read more

Sing Up releases new video

Sing Up has released a new video celebrating the positive connection between singing and wellbeing.