uk and ireland

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’.

National Youth Choir of Scotland invites applications for auditions

National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS) is inviting applications from young singers aged 16-25 for auditions in November 2018. The Choir is made up of two sections:… Read more

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

Music Generation celebrates at Irish Allianz Business to Arts Awards

Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, in partnership with U2 and The Ireland Funds and with support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Stavros… Read more

Society for Music Education in Ireland 2018 Conference call for papers

The Society for Music Education in Ireland has issued a call for papers for its 8th Annual Conference. The event will be hosted by the Royal Irish… 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

Introducing MUSIC:ED UK and Ireland

MUSIC:ED UK and Ireland presents regional information from the MUSIC:ED platform, together with international content of interest to users in the UK and Ireland.  MUSIC:ED UK and… Read more