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MU welcomes increase in music education funding

The MU welcomes the announcement of the extra funding commitment to music education in England and is pleased to see the Government recognising the importance of giving children the opportunity to learn instruments at school.

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Support our Thunderclap to Save the War Horse Band!

Pledge a tweet, Facebook or Tumblr post at 4:30pm on Sunday 3 August to Save the War Horse Band and keep music live in theatres across the UK.

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MU supports The Fair Digital Deals Declaration

The Fair Digital Deals Declaration is a statement of commitment made by independent record labels to treat their artists fairly in agreements relating to digital exploitation of artists’ work in recorded music agreements with third parties.

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Tribute to Johnnie Gray

One of the great characters of British jazz, Johnnie Gray has passed away aged 94. Born in Coventry in 1920, he took up the tenor saxophone at school before becoming an engineering apprentice at Rolls-Royce.

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Manchester’s Night & Day venue calls for further support following Council licence review

The owners of the Night & Day live music venue have been notified by Manchester City Council that their licence is to be reviewed.

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The future of Jazz Services

Jazz Services is the UK's foremost charitable support organisation for jazz music, however Arts Council England has announced that it will not be funding Jazz Services as an National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) from April 2015.

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Classic FM: Music Teacher of the Year 2014

The MU is once again proud to be part of Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year Awards. This year we will be sponsoring the Peripatetic/Private Music Teacher award. The winner will receive a bespoke MU Package as well as musical equipment and software.

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MU statement on indies and YouTube

The Musicians’ Union strongly believes that all music is of equal value and we apply this principle in representing all of our members’ repertoire via our collection and distribution systems and our respected member services.

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Support My Music Teacher

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Tell us why you support your music teacher – how your music teacher changed your life and helped you achieve your ambitions.

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MU at Music for Youth (MFY) National Festival

The MU is once again being part of the great National Festival this year which showcases dynamic performances by young musicians from across the UK. Featuring jazz, orchestral, rock, folk and world, urban, wind and brass, pop, choral and chamber music! The Musicians’ Union is proud to be sponsoring all the music performed on Tuesday.

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