The BRIT Awards with Mastercard has announced that £250,000 raised by this year’s BRITs 2018 will be donated to three charities that promote music education and mental wellbeing – Mind, the BRIT School and Music Support.
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
The 13th edition of international jazz trade fair and showcase festival, jazzahead!, ran from 19-22 April 2018 at Messe Bremen in Germany.
Revealed at Scotland’s forum for music businesses and artists, Wide Days 2018, PRS Foundation’s new partnership with Creative Scotland will allow Scottish artists to apply for funding to support activities such as recording, touring and marketing via its Momentum Music Fund.
Steinway & Sons has announced the opening of a new Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai, China. This new facility, located at the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone,… Read more
Global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group announced the sale of its physical and online printed music and Musicroom-branded retail businesses to Milwaukee-based worldwide music print… Read more
Four of the UK’s most innovative access-to-music organisations have come together to issue a stark warning to the government about the crisis facing young people trying to… Read more
Victory for local music venues as government backs ‘Agent of Change’ principle for new housing developments
Housing developers building new homes near music venues should be responsible for addressing noise issues in a move to protect both music venues and their neighbours, the Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid, has said.
The country’s leading independent music charity, Help Musicians UK (HMUK), today launched its landmark new 24/7 mental health service ‘Music Minds Matter’ for anyone working in the music industry.
ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music) has announced that students studying at diploma level at its Guildford or Birmingham campuses will now be able to choose Songwriting as… Read more
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) will present a series of five industry panel sessions across three days at this weekend’s BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify…. Read more
The creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion to the UK economy by 2025 and help to create up to 1 million new jobs by 2030 according… Read more
UK Music’s latest Measuring Music report has revealed that the UK music industry grew by 6% in 2016 to contribute £4.4 billion to the economy. The annual… Read more
The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, and contemporary music college, Berklee, have announced that Berklee will set up home in the city’s historic Avatar Studios…. Read more
The BRIT Trust, the charitable arm of the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) which distributes funds raised through the BRIT Awards, has announced its support for Music Support,… Read more