31st July – 6th August: £750 Million Insurance Scheme For Live Sector, Thomann and Co. fined millions, A New Audience in French Music Shops, Olympian Challenge of Orchestral Hiring Process

Friday 6th August '21

£750 Million Government-backed Insurance Scheme boosts Live Events Sector Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £750 million insurance scheme, in a move that will support the beleaguered live events sector as it recovers from the effects …

1st July: MP’s call for Government to support Music Industry, Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra re-elects Axel Kober, Music returns to the Paris Metro, Jessie’s ‘Homemade Garden Jam’ Series

Thursday 1st July '21

UK Politicians urge Government to tackle 'profound challenge' facing Music Industry MPs from across the political divide have called upon the government to back plans to support the beleaguered music industry. In total, 22 MPs from …

14th December: ‘Crown jewels of UK culture’ offered ‘lifeline’, German Cultural Council calls for more aid for culture, Fed up with “being non-essential”

Monday 14th December '20

‘Crown jewels of UK culture’ offered ‘lifeline’ in next round of CRF Today, the next portion of the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) has been announced, providing a ‘lifeline’ to arts and heritage organisations …

10th September: Coronavirus: NI arts sector facing ‘devastation’, Kaftan signs extension of contract in Bonn, Conductor Patrick Davin has died

Thursday 10th September '20

Coronavirus: NI arts sector facing 'devastation' Arts and entertainment venues and organisations across Northern Ireland are facing "devastation". That is according to 37 leading venues and organisations including theatres, festivals and arts centres. They are calling for £33m …

8th July: Will the government’s £1.5 billion help?, Metropolitan Opera raises $ 3 million, Festivals maintained this summer

Wednesday 8th July '20

Will the government’s £1.5 billion for the arts actually reach those in need? Arts industry leaders have welcomed the “generous” package promised by the government. But – we ask a selection of theatres and concert halls …

21st May: New Culture Commissioner and recovery taskforce, ‘the arts needs urgent cash not a tardy ‘cultural renewal taskforce’’, Concerts to resume in Italy, American Arts Organizations Stand to Lose $6.8 Billion

Thursday 21st May '20

Government announces new Culture Commissioner and recovery taskforce (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferms) The government have appointed Neil Mendoza as Commissioner for Cultural Recovery and Renewal, with a taskforce also set up to advise on how UK culture …

6th January: Additional Funding for UK Music Education, International Opera, Comédie Française and Opéra de Paris join Forces

Monday 6th January '20

UK Government announces £85m funding for music in schools, hopes children leave “able to read and write music” State school Music Education Hubs will be supported throughout 2020/21 so children have the “opportunity to learn an …

19th February: Sadiq Khan commits extra £1m funding to the London Borough of Culture, new music platform HQartist launches in the UK, Cadogan Hall launches informal concert series

Monday 19th February '18

In today's news, Cadogan Hall launches informal concert series, Sadiq Khan commits £1m extra funding to the London Borough of Culture, Ophélie Gaillard gets back her cello Francesco Gofriller cello, UK government announces news guidelines …

10th October: Ivory ban exemption, and NPO status for NCEM

Tuesday 10th October '17

In today's news: The UK Government has exempted musical instruments from its proposals for an ivory ban, and the National Centre for Early Music has been selected as one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio …

16th November: BTHVN2020, ENO’s The Mikado postponed in Blackpool & the reality facing the American orchestras

Wednesday 16th November '16

Classical News In today's classical news, German government has announced a budget of €27 million for a year of celebrations to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. English National Opera has announced the postponement of The Mikado …