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Live Music Act extension brings into effect increase in audience for unlicensed venues

Live Music Act extension brings into effect increase in audience for unlicensed venues

The Live Music Act extension came into effect on 6 April 2015, meaning venues with an audience of up to 500 people will benefit from the deregulation of live music.

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Entertainment unions issue joint statement following English National Opera meeting

Entertainment unions issue joint statement following English National Opera 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).

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 on Thursday, 22 January 2015 of a further £500k funding from Stormont for the Orchestra, in addition to the extra £100k already pledged by Belfast Council and secures the orchestra's finances to April 2016.

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 and musicians.

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