Posts Tagged ‘BPI’
« Back to E-News

In today’s news: a closer look at Classic FM, the numbers are in for British music exports, the winners of the Gilmore Young Artist Awards have been announced, Facebook is negotiating with the music industry, Cardiff doesn’t want to be European Capital of Culture anymore and a nude violinist raises body awareness. also in the news: a street artists who turns to opera, no winners at the ARD Violin competition and Silbermann Tage have opened in Saxonia.

The Guardian

Classic FM at 25: The sweet sound of success

When it launched 25 years ago, no-one would have predicted that Classic FM would become the UK’s biggest commercial radio station. John Crace goes behind the scenes to find out why Titanic is in, but Gilbert and Sullivan are out

Classical Music Magazine

British recorded music exports at highest level since 2000

British recorded music exports have risen to their highest levels this century, the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) has announced.

2018 Gilmore Young Artists announced

Pianists Wei Luo and Elliot Wuu have been named as recipients of the 2018 Gilmore Young Artist Awards.

The Telegraph

Facebook to pay music industry millions in royalty fees to protect its users from breaking copyright

Facebook is to pay millions in royalty fees to the music industry to protect its users from copyright violation when they upload videos that contain illegal uses of songs.

BBC News

Cardiff pulls out of European Capital of Culture race

Cardiff has ruled itself out of bidding to become European Capital of Culture 2023.

Limelight

Violinist skydives nude for men’s body image awareness

Australian violinist Glen Donnelly played Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending as he fell 15,000 feet in his birthday suit.

Washington Post

This legendary street artist has done walls, shoes and Bieber albums. Now he’s trying opera.

What you see, on the white wall, are elegant sweeping marks, a script you can’t quite make out or have forgotten to learn. What the artist hears is music. His name is Marquis Lewis, better known as Retna […]

BR Klassik

ARD-MUSIKWETTBEWERB 2017 FINALE VIOLINE

Kein erster Preis wurde im Fach Violine vergeben. Ein zweiter Preis ging jeweils an den Italiener Andrea Obiso und Sarah Christian aus Deutschland, die auch den Publikumspreis erhielt.

Codex Flores

Rein durch Gedankenkraft komponieren

Forschende der TU Graz entwickeln ein Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI), mit dem sich durch Gedankenkraft Musik komponieren lässt: Aus einer BCI-Methode, die hauptsächlich zum Buchstabieren dient, hat das Team eine entsprechende Anwendung entwickelt.

Musik Heute

Silbermann Tage in Freiberg eröffnet

Wenige Tage nach der Wiedereröffnung des Wohn- und Arbeitshauses von Gottfried Silbermann (1683-1753) haben am Mittwoch in Freiberg (Landkreis Mittelsachsen) die Silbermann-Tage zu Ehren des berühmten Orgelbauers begonnen.

Twitter 

Music History‏ @today_classical

in 1922 FP of Sir Arthur ‘ Colour Symphony in England.

Gottfried Silbermann (1683-17539)

(Written on September 7, 2017 )

According to industry body BPI, sales of classical recordings fell by 5% last year and for many, the classical genre continues to carry a certain stigma, which is difficult to shake. It is no secret that classical music hasn’t always found it easy to move with the times. However, recent years have shown a flourish of exciting new material – from fringe opera to flash mobs.

At the forefront of this revolution is contemporary opera festival Tête-à-Tête, which saw its opening night last night at ‘The Place’. The final performance of the evening was composer Tim Benjamin’s Life Stories, produced by Radius. The double-bill featured R.I.P and Silent Jack – two one-act operas based on gripping, dark short stories by Anton Chekhov and Anthony Peter.

Feedback after the performances of Life Stories earlier this month demonstrated the impact that contemporary productions have. With 18% of audience members first-time opera-goers, and 96% giving positive or strongly positive reviews, the possibility for performances such as this to attract a new public is clear.

A second London performance of Life Stories will take place at 8:55pm at ‘The Place’ tonight. Click here for details of how to buy tickets and support the opera revolution!

19881280862_3e282c516d_h

(Written on July 22, 2015 )

Classical News

Independent

Creative subjects being squeezed out of poorer schools, says major arts study

Specialist arts teachers in state schools have declined by 11 per cent

Classical Music Magazine

Classical sales: declining year-on-year, and streaming fails to compensate

Sales of classical recordings fell 5% by volume last year and by just under 1% in value terms, according to detailed figures released by industry body the BPI.

Classical Source

Southbank Centre announces Daniel Barenboim to give the 2015 Edward W. Said London Lecture, part of The Barenboim Project 2015

Since making his London debut at Royal Festival Hall in 1956, aged only 13, legendary musician Daniel Barenboim has been a regular performer at Southbank Centre. He returns during April and May 2015 as both conductor and piano soloist for The Barenboim Project 2015.

Sinfini

NYC Night Shift

New Yorkers will get a taste of the UK’s alternative classical scene next month, courtesy of the London-based Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Gramophone

New report calls for creation of cultural ‘Digital Public Space’

Recommendation forms part of wide-ranging report into the UK cultural sector, backed by leading arts figures

Arts Professional

Silos must end for the arts to thrive, report concludes

The final report of the Warwick Commission inquiry finds the future of cultural value as lying in a seamless relationship between the cultural sector and the creative industries, coupled with a focus on enterprise and creativity in schools.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Wie gewinnt man den Opern-Grammy?

Schon vier Mal war das Klassik-Label cpo für den Grammy nominiert, jetzt war es der einzige deutsche Sieger. Wie wird man Weltspitze? Warum steht die Trophäe noch nicht in Niedersachsen? Ein Gespräch mit Burkhard Schmilgun.

Berliner Zeitung

Welttag des Radios: 5 Dinge über das wichtigste Medium

Im Auto, unter der Dusche, abends im Zelt – das Radio ist überall dabei. An diesem Freitag wird es rund um den Globus mit dem Welttag des Radios gefeiert – und Dank digitaler Verbreitung hat es sich sogar teilweise neu erfunden. Fünf Fakten zum reichweitenstärksten Medium weltweit.

Klassik.com

Bariton Andrzej Jobber wird Hamburger Kammersänger

Auszeichnung auf Anregung von Opernintendantin Simone Young

Fono Forum

Endstation Mahler-Saal

Knapp ein Jahr nach dem klatschträchtigen Wiener Opernball flogen in der Staatsoper nun erneut die Fäuste.

La Croix

« Le klezmer redonne du baume au cœur »

France Musique consacre sa journée du 18 février à la musique klezmer, avec en point d’orgue, à 18 heures, un concert du clarinettiste David Krakauer à la Maison de la radio, avec plusieurs invités.

La Repubblica

Ilaria Boretti Buitoni: “Scala, con i tempi lunghi ora Pereira dovrà trovare sponsor all’estero”

Il sottosegretario ai Beni culturali è soddisfatta della conferma del sovrintendente: “Il governo farà tutti gli sforzi possibili ma la programmazione consente l’aumento dei fondi privati”

Pizzicato

Pariser Peinlichkeiten: Jean Nouvel kämpft vor Gericht gegen Philharmonie

Der Architekt der Pariser Philharmonie, Jean Nouvel, der aus Protest der Eröffnung des Gebäudes fern geblieben war, hat die Leitung der Philharmonie vor Gericht zitiert.

Twitter

Arts Council England@ace_national: We welcome @UoWcommission report: let’s work together to boost access to #arts, a key part of our creative industries http://bit.ly/1JnfJlU 

Classic FM@ClassicFM: Tenor Noah Stewart is asked if it is possible to teach anyone to sing. Read his reply here: http://classfm.co/PPkwnK 

medici.tv@medicitv: Want to part of @JoyceDiDonato‘s master class? Submit your questions using #AskJoyce, and join her Sunday for a live Twitter chat!

monarch-the-night-shift-658x325

New Yorkers will get a taste of the UK’s alternative classical scene next month, courtesy of the London-based Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Photo: Sinfini

(Written on February 18, 2015 )

Gramophone

Sir Mark Elder renews contract at Hallé until at least 2020

Sir Mark Elder has renewed his contract with Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra, extending their much-praised partnership through until at least 2020.

Classical Music Magazine

Google warned of legal action over failure to stamp out music piracy sites

UK recording industry body the BPI has announced issuing its 50-millionth ‘take down’ notice to Google seeking the removal from search results of illegal links to illegal music sites. “It’s time for Google to be held to the same standards of behaviour as everyone else. It has enormous power as a gatekeeper to the Internet. If it won’t choose to behave ethically and responsibly, it’s time for governments and regulators to take action,”  says BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor.

Music Education Hubs ‘have done little to improve’ music education, finds Ofsted

Music education hubs have done little to improve the range in quality of music education across England, says a report released by Ofsted which urges hub leaders to act more as ‘champions, leaders and expert partners’.

Classic FM Online

Classical music fans more likely to be entrepreneurs

A digital advertising intelligence provider’s new survey concludes that classical music fans are more likely to investigate taking out a small business loan than fans of rock, jazz and folk, suggesting they’re more inclined to set up business on their own.

UK City of Culture 2017: Hull’s bid chosen

Beating Dundee, Swansea and Leicester to the title, Hull’s bid promises £15million of cultural events for the city

Bloomberg Business Week

N.Y. City Opera wins permission to sell some assets 

New York City Opera, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, won court approval to auction some assets, including costumes, wigs, props and about 60 musical instruments.

Berliner Zeitung

Das Jenseits ist völlig exotisch

Der Dirigent Marek Janowski hat den Rundfunkchor Berlin in die Philharmonie gebeten, nicht um mit dem Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin gemeinsam zu musizieren, sondern zunächst, um fünfundzwanzig Minuten lang allein fünf Bruckner-Motetten zu singen – mit gedanklicher Grazie und handwerklicher Eleganz.

Gramophone

Gramophone

 

 

 

(Written on November 21, 2013 )