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Government Facing Judicial Review Challenge Over Failure To Compensate in Private Copying Exception

26th November 2014

The Musicians’ Union (MU), The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and UK Music have launched an application for Judicial Review of the Government’s introduction of a private copying exception without providing fair compensation for songwriters, musicians and other rights holders within the creative sector. The MU, BASCA and UK Music welcome the purpose of the new measures, namely to enable consumers to make a copy of their legally acquired music.

UK Music calls time on unpaid internships

19th November 2014

UK Music has joined forces with Intern Aware, to launch an Internship Code of Practice for music companies and young people. The code will help employers understand their role and duty when hiring an intern, and importantly show them their responsibilities in terms of pay and tenure. The guide also provides potential interns with information about what they can expect when joining a music company, to safeguard them against poor quality and unpaid positions.

Women in Music Awards 2014

14th November 2014

UK Music has partnered with Music Week, the Association of Independent Music and Nordoff Robbins for the first Women in Music Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Alice Levine, will take place at the Royal Garden Hotel, in Kensington.

CREATIVE & CULTURAL SKILLS AWARDS 2015: Celebrating unsung heroes across the sector

10th November 2014

Calling nominations for individuals, organisations, apprentices and interns. The Creative & Cultural Skills Awards have been designed to celebrate activity taking place across the creative industries and the education sector which is aimed at improving routes into work for young people.

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