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Increases secured for Royal Sinfonia and WNO

Against the bleak background of orchestral pay freezes it is good to be able to report a small increase in pay at two orchestras.

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PRS for Music Foundations calls on writers and composers

PRS for Music Foundation is the UK's leading charitable funder of new music across all genres and supports the creation and performance of new music throughout the UK, ensuring that it is enjoyed by a wide audience.

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'Britain Needs A Pay Rise' march and rally, London, 18 October

Join us at the 'Britain Needs A Pay Rise' march and rally on Saturday 18 October in London.

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Help shape the future of music, arts and culture in the North West

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.

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Buskers’ guide promotes harmony in Liverpool

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.

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The Fleece Saved?

Bristol City Council last night approved plans for flats to be built next to The Fleece. Fortunately for the venue, planning permission will be subject to a number of strict acoustic conditions.

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Musicians’ Union members campaign outside War Horse Prom

War Horse Prom

West End orchestral players and members of the Musicians’ Union (MU) leafleted outside the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 3 August in advance of the BBC’s War Horse Prom, to make audience members aware of the MU’s ongoing campaign to ‘Save the War Horse Band’.

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Private copying exception

UK Music is disappointed that the Government has ignored important warnings from Parliament and industry about technical flaws in legislation to introduce a much needed exception to copyright for private copying.

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The cultural value of live music: from the pub to the stadium

New report ‘The Cultural Value of Live Music from the Pub to the Stadium: Getting Beyond the Numbers’ looks at the ecology of live music venues across the UK.

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AIM Startups

AIM Startups is designed to help creative start-ups and as part of their program, AIM offers access to funding, mentoring, training, networking events and on-going support.

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