Against the bleak background of orchestral pay freezes it is good to be able to report a small increase in pay at two orchestras.
The North West has a rich history of a strong and vibrant cultural sector with positive economic, social and education impacts. Changes to central and local government funding threaten to undermine this however.
A new guide is being produced to help promote better relations between buskers in Liverpool city centre and local businesses. It is thought to be the first of its type in the country.
The owners of the Night & Day live music venue have been notified by Manchester City Council that their licence is to be reviewed.
Applications are now open for mjf originals, the bespoke scheme for commissioning new jazz work for first performance at mjf 2014.
The MU are supporting the TUC march to "Save The NHS" on 29 September in Manchester. As well as marching we have decided to quite literally "bang the drum" by putting together a samba band for the event with the help of "Manchester School of Samba".
Beyond Borders - a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Colwinston Trust.
Brighter Sound have been commissioned by Manchester City Council to conduct a consultation in relation to Manchester Music Education Hub (MyHub) the new music hub responsible for steering Manchester’s music education strategy.
The Musicians’ Hearing Service (MHS) is offering a set of ERs at £138, with a free hearing test for anyone who has ERs that were purchased in 2008 or before.
The MU is launching a campaign for fair pay for musicians which can be found at www.worknotplay.co.uk. The campaign comes in response to the growing number of examples of musicians being expected to work for free whilst other workers involved in the event are being paid. Share your comments on Twitter using #WorkNotPlayMU.