12th February: Violinist Performs Underground, Spotify’s Success and Conservatoire Campaign

Tuesday 12th February 2013

The Independent

The Rite of Spring: Happy birthday to music’s most famous flop

Century-old Rite of Spring couldn’t be more popular – now

Evening Standard

The great British busk-off: what happened when a world-class violinist played on the London Underground?

Nick Curtis joins commuters hanging out with the fiddler on the Tube

The Guardian

Pupils accuse third teacher of abuse at top music school

Ten women come forward with new claims after suicide of witness in trial against choirmaster

The Strad

Top cellist’s bow is damaged

Alban Gerhardt calls airport security staff ‘brutal and careless’

Classic FM

Classical music celebrated at Grammys

A host of classical stars picked up awards at the 55th Grammy Awards at glamorous ceremony in Los Angeles last night.

Arts Desk

Save The Conservatoire: Blackheath and the Arts Funding Climate

What can a local campaign tell us about the national arts funding situation?

Music Industry News Network

New Crowdfunding Site Launches For Music & Film Projects

Fundervine is a new crowdfunding platform for music and film projects.

Music Week

Spotify launches in Italy, Poland and Portugal

Spotify has launched in three new European markets: Italy, Poland and Portugal.

Facebook tests ‘Buy Tickets’ button

Facebook is testing a number of ‘Buy Tickets’ buttons for its events pages – leading to some speculation that the social network could one day enter the ticketing space more deeply.



Arts Desk