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UK Music responds: consultation on copyright march 2012

23rd March 2012

UK Music has responded to the Government's Consultation on Copyright. UK Music emphasises that we want to work constructively with Government to ensure that any change to copyright will bring such benefits whilst complying with mandatory European legislation.

UK Music supports national learn to play day

16th March 2012

On Saturday March 31st, Music for All, the charity of the UK musical instrument industry will hold the first, annual National Learn To Play Day.

UK Music welcomes the live music act- a huge boost for grassroots live music

8th March 2012

This morning (March 8th), the Live Music Bill introduced by Lib Dem Peer Tim Clement-Jones and promoted in the Commons by Bath MP Don Foster became law.

UK Music launch equality and diversity charter

8th February 2012

In an event at London’s Commonwealth Club, the UK music industry will today (February 8th) launch a commitment to increase equality and diversity within the commercial music sector.

Jo Dipple confirmed as chief executive of UK Music

27th January 2012

Jo Dipple has today been confirmed as the chief executive of UK Music. She formally replaces Feargal Sharkey, who departed the UK commercial music industry’s umbrella body in November 2011.

Live music bill: UK Music celebrates

20th January 2012

The UK music industry is celebrating this afternoon, after the Live Music Bill passed its third reading and report stage in the House Of Commons.

Live Music Bill- Email your MP - we need your support

19th January 2012

Tomorrow morning (January 20th), the Live Music Bill is due for its report stage and third reading.

UK Music statement on government proposals to modernise the copyright system

14th December 2011

Today (December 14th) Government has published its consultation on proposals to change the UK’s copyright system, based upon the ten recommendations made by Professor Ian Hargreaves in his Independent Review of Intellectual Property and Growth.

UK Music announces that Feargal Sharkey is leaving the company today

11th November 2011

Jo Dipple, currently senior policy advisor, will lead the organisation during a recruitment process

UK Music industry welcomes plans to cut live music bureaucracy

10th September 2011

Today (September 10th), in a bid to help new talent and promote economic growth, Government has launched a consultation seeking to deregulate entertainment licensing in the UK. This is an issue of huge importance for the UK music industry, especially for emerging talent and jobbing musicians, and is warmly welcomed.

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