November 20th – November 26th: Pene Pati Joins Warner Classics, German Political Mandate for the Arts, Aix-en-Provence Festival 2022, Classical Grammy Nominations 2022

Friday 26th November '21

Warner Classics signs tenor Pene PatiWarner Classics has signed an exclusive contract with the Samoan tenor Pene Pati, with his first release on the label scheduled for Spring 2022.A Samoan who grew up in New Zealand, …

25th September – 1st October: PRS Report Reveals Pay Gap Between Ethnicities, Sustainability In Orchestras and Concerts, Inclusion of Disabled Students In Conservatoires, Met Opera’s Return

Friday 1st October '21

PRS Report Reveals a 26% Pay Gap Between EthnicitiesPRS's annual pay gap report revealed a mean ethnicity pay gap of 20.0% and a median ethnicity pay gap of 26.3% between white employees and other ethnicities. …

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 …

28th May: Met Opera deal allow solo singer fees cut by up to 12.7%, ifa-Award for pianist Igor Levit, Ballerina Carla Fracci dies aged 84

Friday 28th May '21

Met Opera deal allow solo singer fees cut by up to 12.7%The Metropolitan Opera would be able to cut the fees of its highest-paid individual singers by 12.7% under a pending four-year contract with the …

15th March: Isabel Leonard, Angel Blue & the Metropolitan Opera Win Grammy Awards, Afghanistan: Government lifts ban on girls singing, Resignation of Joëlle Kerivin, director of La Folle Journée

Monday 15th March '21

Isabel Leonard, Angel Blue & the Metropolitan Opera Win Grammy AwardsThe Metropolitan Opera won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.The company won for its recording of “Porgy and Bess” which was conducted by …

20th January: Free streamed concerts from Atterbury House, Abridged Mozart Week in stream, Yannick Nézet-Séguin writes to Joe Biden

Wednesday 20th January '21

Free live streamed concert series from New York’s Atterbury House announcedViolinist Lara St John is presenting the ’Atterbury House Sessions’, a new live streamed series celebrating the 150th anniversary of New York’s Atterbury House with …

1st October: PRS invites to diversity roundtables, musicians “devastated” by economic crisis, Semperoper Dresden: Three premieres

Thursday 1st October '20

PRS invites members to join diversity roundtablesFollowing on from Black Out Tuesday and the events that surrounded it, PRS for Music is inviting its members to participate in a series of virtual listening circles. The sessions will be facilitated by …

24th September: NY Met cancels 20/21 season, Orchestre national de France welcomes new Music Director, “Germany sings” on National Day

Thursday 24th September '20

Met cancels 20/21 season – operas to return in September 2021The Metropolitan Opera has announced the cancellation of the entire 2020–21 season due to the ongoing Covid crisis. At the same time, the company also …

3rd August: Sheffield Cathedral Dean criticises his own choir, Salzburg Festival in Corona times, Season 2020-2021: New York’s Metropolitan Opera takes a major hit

Monday 3rd August '20

Sheffield Cathedral Dean criticises his own choir, saying the quality of singing is ‘not thrilling’The Cathedral announced the disbanding of choir as it fails to meet the needs of 'mixed urban community' and diversityA Cathedral …

20th July: Plan to open England’s theatres with reduced capacity ‘not viable’, Concert house named after composer Ennio Morricone, Death of David Jisse, The Met Opera Tries to Find Paying Customers in a Pandemic

Monday 20th July '20

Plan to open England's theatres with reduced capacity 'not viable'Theatres and venues in England will be able to host socially distanced performances and gigs from 1 August under new government plans, but the move has …

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