Shake It Up competition launches for second year

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Printed Music Licensing Ltd (PMLL) and the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) have launched the second annual Shake It Up competition.

With the dual purpose of promoting music education and the Schools Printed Music Licence (SPML), the competition asks music teachers across the UK to submit a unique arrangement of printed music.

The winner will receive £700 cash to spend on music resources for their school with £400 each for two runners-up.

About the Schools Printed Music Licence

The Schools Printed Music Licence was created to help drive student progress in music by allowing greater access to printed music while ensuring creators receive fair payment for use of their work.

The licence permits schools to copy and reuse content from printed music, meaning they can make copies (both photocopies and digital copies made by scanning or using notation software such as Sibelius or Finale) and flexible arrangements (by hand, using notation software such as Sibelius or Cubase or using a Digital Audio Station such as Logic or Cubase).

Shake It Up entry requirements

  • Any teacher working at a school covered under the SPML is eligible to enter Shake It Up, including peripatetic teachers and those based at a local music hub or instrumental service
  • The submitted arrangement must have been made for a distinct school purpose such as a school orchestra, choir, timetabled music lessons or school band
  • Entries should be accompanied by a short, written account of why the arrangement was created and the importance of printed music being put in the hands of young musicians

Shake It Up will remain open for entries until 6 May 2019.

To find out more about the competition and how to enter, please click here.


Header photo: Last year’s Shake It Up winner, Ian Wilkinson from Keswick School, with competition judge, YoLanda Brown

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