In today’s news: Facebook is hiring for a music publishing head in Europe, huge increase in under-35 listeners for Classic FM, and if Soundcloud disappears, what happens to its music culture? Wolf Durmashkin composer’s prize announced, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie tours in autumn, and Stuttgart State Opera needs new place to be during its renovation.
Opera director Joe Hill-Gibbins: How I got an Oedipus complex
The ancient myth speaks to us still, and, through the prism of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s hard-hitting opera Greek, the director of a new production found insights, strange beauty and football chants.
Classical Music Magazine
Help Musicians UK launches Develop funds
Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has announced Help Musicians Develop, which will invest £270,000 over the next 18 months to allow artists to take stock professionally and creatively.
Choir and Organ
Thomas Gaynor wins St Albans Interpretation Competition
The 29th St Albans International Organ Competition concluded at London’s St John’s Smith Square on 22 July, following nearly two weeks of competition and festival events in St Albans and London.
Music Business Worldwide
Facebook is hiring for a music publishing head in Europe
MBW has spotted that the company is hiring for a Music Publishing Business Development Manager based in London to “lead music publisher/society licensing strategy and negotiations with rights-holders in EMEA”.
Huge increase in under-35 listeners for Classic FM
Classic FM has posted a surge in listening figures, with 5.8 million people now listening to the station – 1.2 million of whom are under 35
The New York Times Magazine
If SoundCloud Disappears, What Happens to Its Music Culture?
The technology blog TechCrunch published a report claiming that SoundCloud had enough money to finance itself for only 80 days. Though the company disputed the report, the possibility that SoundCloud might disappear sent a shock through the web.
No more music from the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
After struggling with financial problems for several years, the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra (Central California) has decided to cease operations.
The Australian conductor, known for his fierce advocacy of Australian music, has passed away aged 85.
Wolf Durmashkin Kompositionspreis erstmals ausgeschrieben
Internationaler Nachwuchskompositionswettbewerb ruft zur Auseinandersetzung mit dem Holocaust auf.
Herbsttournee der Jungen Deutschen Philharmonie
Im September und Oktober 2017 reist die Junge Deutsche Philharmonie unter der Leitung von Jukka-Pekka Saraste programmatisch in den hohen Norden.
Ausweichspielstätte der Stuttgarter Oper im Schlossgarten: Probleme mit dem Denkmalschutz?
Die Ende Juli ins Gespräch gebrachte Alternative zu den bislang zur Diskussion stehenden Ausweichspielstätten der Stuttgarter Oper könnte Angaben der Stuttgarter Zeitung zufolge zu Problemen mit dem Denkmalschutz führen.
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