9th July: Musicians’ Union payments to musicians facing hardship exceed £1m, Choirs should apply for Corona funding, Classical music dominates concerts and music shows on television

Thursday 9th July '20

Musicians’ Union payments to musicians facing hardship exceed £1mThe Hardship Fund established by the Musicians’ Union has now distributed over £1 million.The fund provides quick turnaround grants of £200 to musicians whose work has been …

16th June: Musicians Union pens open letter, Silbermann archive, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Kimmel Center

Tuesday 16th June '20

Musicians Union pens open letter to Culture SecretaryThe Musicians Union have written an open letter to Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The letter, co-signed by Association of British Orchestras, BPI, Ivors …

8th June: Coronavirus: Two-metre rule ‘must be relaxed for musicians’, “Making more theatre events in Berlin possible with corona tests”, Classical music festivals that go on at all costs

Monday 8th June '20

Coronavirus: Two-metre rule 'must be relaxed for musicians'The government is being urged to ease social distancing for musicians, so more of them can get back performing and recording.Musicians' Union leader Horace Trubridge told the BBC …

23th March: COVID-19: UK musicians lose £13.9m in earnings so far, GEMA frees closed institutions from fees, professional dancers train at home

Monday 23rd March '20

UK musicians lose £13.9m in earnings so far due to coronavirusUK musicians have already lost an estimated £13.9m in earnings because of coronavirus, according to a Musicians’ Union survey.The organisation, which has 32,000 members and …

6th September: Musicians’ Union calls for better deal for Edinburgh Tattoo musicians, Telemann-Preis an Flötistin Dorothee Oberlinger, Nomination : Louise Jeffreys à la direction du English National Opera

Friday 6th September '19

Musicians’ Union calls for better deal for Edinburgh Tattoo musicians The Musicians’ Union (MU) is highlighting its concerns that the musicians engaged to perform in this year’s stage band at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (REMT) …

24th July: UK Music CEO urges Boris Johnson to avoid ‘cliff-edge’ Brexit, Warner Classics launches new website, The Palau de la Música…

Wednesday 24th July '19

UK Music CEO urges Boris Johnson to avoid 'cliff-edge' BrexitUK Music CEO Michael Dugher has delivered a warning on a “cliff-edge” Brexit, as Boris Johnson prepares to enter Downing Street as PM. In a keynote …

3rd April: Classical Music launches mental health campaign, Sondheim awarded honorary Membership of RPS, and Article 13 is passed

Wednesday 3rd April '19

Classical Music launches Harmony In Mind mental health campaign Classical Music magazine has today launched a major campaign to unite the sector in combatting mental illness.Joined by six of the leading mental health and industry charities working in …

28th September: Women in Music Power List 2018, Musician’s touring visas and Met Opera commissions female composers

Friday 28th September '18

What happened in this week's #ClassicalNews? Top industry names honoured in BBC Woman's Hour power list Beyoncé has been named music's most powerful woman by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.The superstar came first in a list of …

13th July: Mariss Janson extends contract with Bayerisches Rundfunk Orchester. ISM and Musicians’ Union announce code of practice to tackle discrimination.

Friday 13th July '18

In today's news: Mariss Janson to extend contract with Bayerisches Rundfunk Symphonieorchester to 2024. Record season for Düsseldorfer Tonhalle. ISM and Musicians' Union announce code of practice. Trouble in Tahiti: watch Bernstein's swinging one-act opera. Composer …

1st February: MET Opera’s Assistant General Manager dies aged 67, Exit Live launches platform for selling concert recordings, Spotify starts testing a separate music station app

Thursday 1st February '18

In today's news: Things we learnt at the Grammy awards, Exit Live has launched a new platform which allows artists to sell recordings of recent or historic performances directly to their fans and David Garrett cancels …

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