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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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Equalities Committee 2015/2016

Equalities Committee 2015/2016

As part of ongoing efforts to achieve equality for all members, the Musicians' Union continues to recognise the diversity of the music industry through the work of the MU Equalities Committee and the Union's members can now stand for election to the Equalities Committee for 2015 and 2016.

Support My Music Teacher

Support My Music Teacher

Tell us why you support your music teacher – how your music teacher changed your life and helped you achieve your ambitions. Share the issues affecting you, and ask your students to show their support by using the hashtag: #supportmymusicteacher

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.

Busking in London

Members may be aware that the MU has been working with the Greater London Authority and other stakeholders in an attempt to devise a pan London busking Code of Conduct ‘Busk In London’. This is moving ahead and should, if accepted by all London authorities, set out a level playing field for buskers across London.

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