November 6th – November 12th: Arts Council England’s New Report, Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Marc Korovitch, Sphinx Venture Fund Promotes Diversity

Friday 12th November '21

Arts Council England's new Report Reveals The Need For More Support For Promising MusiciansIn response to the report, Arts Council England has announced the launch of a project working witht the music indistry to help …

3rd December: Updated guidance for UK musicians, Paris Opera announces new schedule, Milan’s Scala loses 26 million euros

Thursday 3rd December '20

Updated guidance for musicians and music teachers in EnglandAs England emerges from its second lockdown into an updated three-tier system of regulations, the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has published new guidance for performers and …

13th November: MP causes backlash with north-south stereotypes, Newly discovered Mozart piece to open festival, Vladimir Urin calls for the closure of Moscow Bolshoi

Friday 13th November '20

Backlash over ‘disappointing stereotypes’ as MP says northerners like football, southerners prefer balletA conservative MP has come under fire for suggesting people in the north of England prefer football, while those in the south enjoy opera and ballet.Jake …

27th October: ‘Fullnaming’ to fight sexism and racism?, Rosanna Carteri has died, Bavarian State Opera demands exception

Tuesday 27th October '20

‘Fullnaming’ Mozart and Beethoven to fight sexism and racism? Twitter squabbles over Slate articleReferring to Mozart and Beethoven by their full names, as we might Florence Price or Scott Joplin, is the “only path to social justice in classical music” – so …

22nd October: UK Music diversity taskforce calls to dump BAME acronym, Difficult start for conservatoires, A forest for Bach

Thursday 22nd October '20

UK Music diversity taskforce calls on industry to dump 'outdated and offensive' BAME acronymIn an official press release, UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce said that – following wide-ranging discussions across the music industry and after holding a …

4th June: Royal Ballet dancer creates powerful piece in memory of George Floyd, Warner Music IPO values major at $13bn, German Music Council demands coordination of basic corona research, Vienna State Opera reopens, Group singing can spread the coronavirus, despite what CDC may say

Thursday 4th June '20

Royal Ballet dancer creates powerful piece in memory of George FloydWhen words fail, art speaks.A principal dancer at the Royal Ballet has created a powerful piece of choreography, in memory of George Floyd. The raw, …

20th May: Deutsche Grammophon launches streaming service, Isata Kanneh-Mason performs with LMM, Dresden Philharmonic starts 1:1 CONCERTS, Sanitary recommendations for Concert Halls, Paul Shelden passes away

Wednesday 20th May '20

Deutsche Grammophon launches a new streaming service todayDeutsche Grammophon today launches a new online destination for classical music lovers called Deutsche Gramophone Premium. Drawing on the content and experience of the company’s bonus-content site myDG, …

29th April: Facebook to allow artists to charge for livestreams, Milan’s Scala to reopen in September, Death of the great cellist Lynn Harrell

Wednesday 29th April '20

Facebook to allow artists to charge for livestreamsFacebook has announced plans to implement a range of new features, including the facility for artists and other creators to charge for livestreams.The news on livestreams was part …