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Vocal Studies artists announced at Trinity Laban Conservatoire

The Vocal Studies Department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has announced singer and conductor, Barbara Hannigan, and conductor, Dominic Ellis-Peckham, as Visiting Artists, and choral director,… Read more

Interview: Why Grand Union Youth Orchestra is important to me

Cassius, Grand Union Youth Orchestra (GUYO) drummer, in conversation with the Grand Union Orchestra’s Claude Deppa at the 2018 GUYO Residential Summer School. The 2019 Grand Union… Read more

Guest interview: Luke, London Music Fund Scholar of the Month

London Music Fund (LMF) is an independent charity with the Mayor of London as Patron. The organisation’s vision is that every child who demonstrates significant musical ability, enthusiasm… Read more

Drake Music Emergent winners announced

Drake Music, the leading music charity, has announced the winners of the organisation’s three Emergent – A Music Legacy commissions. The award scheme is funded by Help Musicians… Read more

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

Royal College of Organists appoints former Lord Mayor as new Director

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced the appointment of Sir Andrew Parmley as its new Director, with effect from 1 October 2018. Sir Andrew’s broad experience… Read more

Nitin Sawhney to give keynote at Musicians’ Union training event

The Musicians’ Union (MU) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire are delighted to announce that Nitin Sawhney will be presenting the keynote address at their professional development weekend for… Read more

‘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

Faber Music to become worldwide distributor for Trinity College London

Faber Music Distribution has announced that it will be the exclusive, worldwide distributor for Trinity College London Press from 1 October 2018. Trinity College London is a… Read more

LSO East London Academy for musical talent announced by Simon Rattle

The new LSO East London Academy is ‘the first step on a path to making the London Symphony Orchestra truly representative of its community in London’.

Music practice app start-up nSpireMe announces £300k funding round

Music practice buddy app nSpireMe has announced a ‘pre-seed’ funding round totalling £300,000, raised from leading technology venture capital firm Forward Partners. The London-based business was founded… Read more

New Culture Secretary, former Remainer who ‘used to play the trumpet’

Jeremy Wright MP has replaced Matt Hancock as Culture Secretary in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s emergency shake-up of her cabinet on 9 July 2018.

Prepare for fireworks – the Asian music scene is exploding

The Asian music scene is one to watch with digital revenue leaping over 20% in 2018 and British institutions and artists finding new ways to plug in.

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

London College of Creative Media partners with manufacturers

London College of Creative Media (LCCM) has announced a new partnership with two leading instrument manufacturers, TAMA and Zildjian. This new collaboration will ensure that LCCM students… Read more

New £20m fund for creative industries in England outside London

Towns and cities across England will benefit from a new £20 million regional fund for culture, heritage and creative industries, launched by Minister for Arts, Heritage and… Read more

Tileyard Education launches commercial songwriting course in Hong Kong

Tileyard Education, the postgraduate and professional training facility based at London UK’s Tileyard Studios, home to The Prodigy, Sigala, Chase & Status, Lily Allen, Notting Hill Music… Read more

Chetham’s Director of Music to retire in 2019

Stephen Threlfall, Director of Music at the leading specialist UK music school, Chetham’s, has announced that he will retire in September 2019 after what will be 24… Read more

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

Rockschool wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

UK-based rock and pop music exam board, Rockschool, has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade. Founded in West London in 1991 by music graduate and pop musician, Norton York, the company now conducts rock and pop exams in over 45 countries and has subsidiaries in China, India and Spain.