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Understanding small music venues

Music Venue Trust and the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance present the interim findings from their national research into the UK's music venue circuit.

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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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Ivor Novello Awards

2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the Ivor Novello Awards, celebrating, honouring and rewarding excellence in songwriting and composition for works released in the UK.

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MU and Eurostar

Eurostar is committed to providing the best and most affordable means by which MU members can take their instruments into mainland Europe. Given the ongoing uncertainty of travelling by air with your instruments, the MU has been working with Eurostar to find a more reliable, cost effective and safer means of transport.

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Change to the Planning Guidance for Noise recognises Music Venues

The MU have been made aware that on Christmas Eve 2014 a change was introduced to the planning guidance that recognises the existence of music venues.

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Jazz for Labour: A concert for fairness and diversity

Great jazz artists come together and, through their music, express support for Labour’s values of fairness and diversity.

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Survey into sheet music use

Members are being asked to contribute to an important survey, which will help a consortium of music publishers and content providers understand the usage of, and views on, sheet music.

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Orchestral Audition Master Classes announced for 2015

The MU is pleased to confirm its ongoing partnership with Morgensterns, now in its third year, by providing six more Orchestral Audition Master Class days during 2015.

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New Cultural Enterprise Office Support Directory

The Cultural Enterprise Office has updated its Support Directory with a complete list of organisations and websites providing support to creatives working in Scotland.

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Scottish Trades Union Congress - Young Workers Conference and LGBT Workers Conference

The Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) will be holding its 4th LGBT Workers Conference on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May in Clydebank.

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