12 – 16 July: UK MPs condemn current ‘16%’ royalties rate, Telemann Prize for violinist Wallfisch, Macron delegates vaccination obligation, Met Opera vs. Union Labor

Friday 16th July '21

‘Musicians should receive 50/50 royalties from streaming services’ – MPs condemn current ‘16%’ rateMajor parliamentary committee report states that music streaming needs a complete reset, so that artists can be paid fairly for their work.Last …

8th April: Festival in memory of Ivry Gitlis for July, Bavaria postpones planned openings for culture, 60 local elected representatives call for answers on future of the culture sector

Thursday 8th April '21

French festival in memory of Ivry Gitlis to take place in JulyThis year’s Colmar International Festival in Colmar, France, will honour the life and work of Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis, who died last year at …

29th October: Music industry reports progress on diversity, Lockdown #2: Culture Standstill in Germany and France

Thursday 29th October '20

Music industry reports progress on diversityThe proportion of minority ethnic employees has risen from 15.6% in 2016 to 22.3% this year, according to trade body UK Music.The report noted that representation is worse in higher-paid …

19th October: Five BHM events this week, Curfew: tensions between Castex and Bachelot, Opus Klassik adorns itself with stars and strangers

Monday 19th October '20

Five Black History Month events to get involved with this weekTo celebrate and reflect on Black History Month, a variety of organisations are hosting creative events across London this week, see our top picks below. …

27th August: Alondra de la Parra launches The Impossible Orchestra, Andrea Moses becomes new opera director in Weimar, Paris Opera: Alexander Neef’s appointment brought forward to 1 September

Thursday 27th August '20

Alondra de la Parra launches The Impossible OrchestraKeen to play her part in supporting the women and children suffering abuse and hardship in her native Mexico – a situation greatly worsened during the pandemic – …

26th February: PRSF initiative aims to tackle gender inequality, new show for Classic FM, new government appointment for the arts

Monday 26th February '18

In today's news: Henry Blofeld joins the Classic FM lineup for new show on British music, dozens of UK music festivals and conferences pledge to tackle gender inequality, government appoints new disability champion for the …

17th May: the effects of music on our body & winner of the Rheinsberg composition award

Wednesday 17th May '17

In today’s news: How music influences our body chemistry, and the Cumnock Tryst programme 2017 is announced. Roy Budd's original version of the Phantom of the Opera. Marina Khorkova receives Berlin-Rheinsberg compositions award, and Axel Kober …