UK Music launches industry manifesto

19th February 2015

UK Music, the umbrella body for the commercial music industry, has launched an industry wide manifesto ahead of the UK 2015 General Election, aimed at all political parties and policy makers.

Double Digit Growth: FAC Joins UK Music

27th January 2015

The FAC will become UK Music’s 10th member joining industry trade-bodies BPI, AIM and MPA, the two collection societies PPL and PRS for Music and the creators’ representatives the Music Producers Guild, the Music Managers Forum, BASCA and the Musicians Union.

Key Industry Representatives Gather at City Hall to Protect Live Music Venues

21st January 2015

With landmark music venues across the UK being closed or under threat, key industry groups have announced the formation of a new body to fight for their future at the heart of the country's multi-billion pound music industry.

High Court grants permission for music industry to pursue a judicial review

16th January 2015

High Court Judge Mr Justice Ouseley has granted The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), The Musicians’ Union (MU) and UK Music permission to pursue a judicial review.

UK Creative Industries hit a high note

13th January 2015

Today (Tuesday 13th January) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport revealed that the UK’s Creative Industries, were worth £76.9 billion to the UK economy in 2013.

UK Music supports Venues Day

9th 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

5th 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.

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.

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