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.

UK Music presents exemplary research practice to the Intellectual Property Office

4th November 2014

Following the publication of Measuring Music, UK Music was invited to make a presentation to the Inaugural Conference of the Intellectual Property Office’s (IPO’s) Research Expert Advisory Group’s yesterday, Monday 3rd November 2014.

Music Inc nominated for a TIGA award

29th October 2014

Music Inc, an app based game developed by Aardman Animations for UK Music and the Intellectual Property Office, has been nominated for a 2014 TIGA Award in the Game with Purpose Category. TIGA's Games Industry Awards shortlist the best games in the industry over the last 12 months, highlighting best practice and reward those in the industry contributing to its long-term innovation. The winners will be announced on 6th November at a ceremony in London.

When mud makes money

17th October 2014

Today (Friday 17th October) UK Music’s Tom Kiehl addressed the AIF Festival Congress in Cardiff. The Director of Government and Public Affairs spoke to an audience of independent promoters, agents and managers at the first summit organised by the Association of Independent Festivals in order to highlight the economic contribution and cultural importance of the live sector.

Emeli Sande opens new UK Music project to inspire young people in Tottenham

3rd October 2014

Emeli Sande (2 October) opened a new UK Music project in Tottenham which will give young people a safe place to make music, improve skills and boost confidence. Opening the new rehearsal space, Emeli said she was “thrilled” to be associated with the project. She said it was “vital” that young people had somewhere to “channel their musical creativity.”

Measuring Music

16th September 2014

UK Music has published its annual economic study, Measuring Music, which shows the contribution UK music made to the British economy in 2013.

Press Notice

30th July 2014

UK Music is disappointed that the Government has ignored important warnings from Parliament and industry about technical flaws in legislation to introduce a much needed exception to copyright for private copying.


2nd May 2014

UK Music has launched IMAGINE a report which looks at the unrealised potential of music heritage tourism in the UK. Millions of music tourists make pop pilgrimages to museums, take tours and visit the homes of the UK’s most loved bands every year. UK Music’s report examines how music tourists translate pop into pounds.

UK Music holds Apprentice meeting with Skills Minister Matt Hancock MP

5th March 2014

UK Music held an Apprentice Breakfast with Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock MP at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills as part of National Apprentice Week. The event gave music companies a chance to hear from UK Music’s young apprentices and talk to their employers about the benefits of taking part in the UK Music Apprenticeship scheme.

Music Inc

5th February 2014

Music Inc, a brand new, free app which allows players to take on the role of managing an aspiring musicians. The app is the result of a collaborative effort between UK Music, the Intellectual Property Office and Aardman Animations.

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