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UK Music supports Venues Day

09th December 2014

Live music is the lifeblood of the music industry and that is why UK Music wholeheartedly supports Venues Day on Tuesday 9th December at the Southbank Centre. Gathering representatives from 120 venues across the UK with a cross-section of delegates from arts and music this one-off day will consider and develop policies to let British venues flourish. Venues represented include Dingwalls, The Windmill, The Leadmill and The Kazimier.

Skills and Schools: Didcot

05th December 2014

The UK Music Skills and Schools programme is designed to give young people the chance to learn about the many different career paths in the music industry. It covers everything from song-writing and promotion to management and A&R. UK Music is committed to helping people who want a job in the music industry get the advice and appropriate skills to help them fulfil that dream.

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.

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