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Entertainment unions issue joint statement following ENO meeting

Entertainment unions issue joint statement following ENO meeting

The general secretaries of BECTU, Equity and the Musicians' Union - respectively Gerry Morrissey, Christine Payne and John Smith - have issued a joint statement following a meeting with senior management at English National Opera (ENO).

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Ulster Orchestra takes a first step on the road to recovery as funding is secured

Ulster Orchestra takes a first step on the road to recovery as funding is secured

The Union is pleased to announce that confirmation was received yesterday (Thursday, 22 January 2015) of a further £500k funding from Stormont for the Orchestra, which is in addition to the extra £100k already pledged by Belfast Council and secures the orchestra's finances until April 2016.

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MU, BASCA and UK Music Launch Judicial Review

The MU, The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and UK Music have launched an application for Judicial Review of the Government’s introduction of a private copying exception without providing fair compensation for songwriters, musicians and other rights holders.

Live Music Act extended

Changes to the Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 mean that from 6 April 2015, a venue will not need a license to host live amplified music between 08:00 and 23:00 to audiences of 500 people. Live unamplified music will be deregulated between 08:00 and 23:00 on any premises.

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