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There have now been over 15,000 signatures on our petition – which we’re running with the Ivors Academy – calling on the Government to help us #FixStreaming and keep music alive.

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Journalist Peter Vacher discusses the history and context of Art Kane’s famous 1962 photograph of London’s jazz scene.

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Over 15,000 people have signed the petition to fix streaming and keep music alive. Your support for the campaign, calling on Government to urgently undertake a review of streaming, is already having an impact.

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In a bid to support venues and performing artists, a group of musicians, dancers and entertainers have created The Fantastical Festival of Furlough to bring you live streamed entertainment in a spectacular fashion.

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MU members can claim a 10% discount on Guildhall School's Coaching and Mentoring training sessions, helping musicians develop their skills as coaches and mentors.

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For Irish folk singer and musician Cara Dillon, the Covid-19 crisis has been a particularly worrying time. But the urge to create and perform has culminated in an online concert with real emotional resonance. Read her profile as written by Andy Fyfe.

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PRS for Music has shared information on its 2020 PRS Annual General Meeting (AGM), set to take place at 12:00 pm on Tuesday 18 August, and is encouraging eligible members to participate and have their say.

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We were pleased to learn that an injunction has been passed which allows visa holders in the US to access some public funds during the Covid-19 crisis.

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