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UK Music and the MU bring live music to parliament

17th April 2012

With confirmation that the recently-passed Live Music Act will come into effect on October 1st 2012, the UK music industry is holding a celebration event in Westminster this afternoon.

UK Music welcomes publication of the first phase of Richard Hooper’s digital copyright study

27th March 2012

The report concludes that relative to other countries in the world, the UK’s copyright licensing processes compare well. It highlights that UK music fans have the greatest range of licensed digital services in the world, and that the modern music industry has embraced the digital age with some vigour.

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.

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