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Music Venue Trust launches Understanding Small Music Venues report

The report reveals independent music venues are operating under significant financial and regulatory pressures, underpinned by a negative public image.

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Mayor of London unveils plan to boost busking and street performance across London

Following last year's #BackBusking campaign, which was set up to investigate the problems faced by buskers performing around the city, the Mayor's Busk in London scheme is now up and running. It aims to make busking and street performance much easier in the capital and includes London's first Busking Code of Conduct, a resource devised by performers, councils, businesses and the police.

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MU disappointed at BBC Trust findings

The Musicians’ Union has expressed disappointment at the BBC Trust’s conclusions from its service licence review of BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6 Music and Asian Network, which were published yesterday. In particular the MU is concerned about the proposal to drastically reduce the coverage of live music on Radio 1.

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IWD2015: Assertiveness & How to Make It Happen

To celebrate International Women’s Day, over 60 female musicians from across the UK gathered to talk about the challenges they face in an assertiveness workshop. But what is assertiveness? And how can it help you?

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Music Education Expo highlights: Co-operatives

What is a co-operative? And how could a co-op help you? The MU and Co-operatives UK spoke to delegates at the Music Education Expo about how co-operatives could help their career as a music teacher...

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Mountview launches new MA in Writing Musicals

Mountview has announced the launch of a new MA in Writing Musicals, the first of its kind in the UK. This full-time course has been developed to provide practical training and experience in the art of writing musicals.

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Southbank WOW Festival Orchestra, London

MU members have expressed concern that no payment is offered for the Southbank WOW Festival Orchestra project. The Southbank Centre’s Music Director, Gillian Moore, has written to us clarifying the offer and remuneration for professional musicians.

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MU joins London Venues Task Force

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today announced the creation of the capital's first Music Venues Task Force, which is to look at steps the city can take to protect and secure its vital network of live music venues.

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STUC Lobby of Scottish Labour Party Conference

Join the STUC leafleting and lobbying the Scottish Labour Party Conference in support of the ‘Manifesto for Decent Work’.

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Arranging, Music Preparation and Orchestration rates for 2015

The minimum rates for the General Terms & Conditions for Arranging, Music Preparation and Orchestration are now available.

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