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Live music industry unites, joins UK Music

9th May 2011

UK Music is delighted to announce that the live music sector is to join our board – ensuring that, for the first time, the UK’s entire commercial music industry will be represented by one umbrella body.

Budget 2011: The music industry welcomes a creative industries council

23rd March 2011

The UK music industry has welcomed Government’s announcement to support the creation of a Creative Industries Council (CIC) as a significant step for this country’s music and creative entrepreneurs and recognition of their role in driving economic growth.

SXSQ tops landmark week for UK artists in the USA

15th March 2011

Following a week in which UK artists occupied the top three spots in the US album chart, the first time this has happened since October 1985, more than 140 UK acts are confirmed to perform at the 25th annual South By Southwest Music & Media Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

UK Music welcomes government support for live music bill

7th March 2011

The UK music industry today (March 7th) welcomes Government support for Lord Clement-Jones’ live music bill, following its second reading in the House of Lords on Friday March 4th. The private members bill seeks to exempt small venues from the need to obtain a licence for the performance of live music. It will now advance to Committee stage in the Lords.

UK Music welcomes skills analysis for music

3rd March 2011

Creative & Cultural Skills, the Sector Skills Council for the creative and cultural industries, has this week launched the Music Blueprint, an in-depth research document that has identified and analysed the skills needs of the Music industry throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The UK music industry welcomes select committee backing for the creative content sector

18th February 2011

UK Music wishes to thank the Business, Innovations and Skills Committee for recommending that this country’s music industry is treated as “an industry”, and that Government realises the potential of the creative content sector to drive economic growth.

UK Music reveals huge support to exempt small music venues from licensing act red tape

31st December 2010

12 months since the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) launched a consultation to exempt small live music events from the bureaucracy of the Licensing Act, UK Music outlines huge support to exempt small music venues from Licensing Act red tape.

UK Music supports Nottingham rehearsal room

26th November 2010

UK Music's Cheif Executive Feargal Sharkey together with the Minister for Culture and the Creative Industries Ed Vaizey, have officially opened a Rehearsal Room in Nottingham, as part of the Rehearsal Room scheme. The centre, in the St Ann’s area of Nottingham, is one of 14 rehearsal spaces across the country. Supported by UK Music and members of the Music Industries Association (MIA) who have donated cut-price instruments, the scheme was set up with a £500,000 fund from the Department for Cultu

UK Music commissions bournemouth university to research the impact of music tourism

20th November 2010

UK Music has announced that Bournemouth University will undertake extensive research into the economic impact of music to tourism in the UK. Staff from the University’s International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research will be joined on this project by colleagues from the Centre for Event and Sport Research and Market Research Group.

UK Music welcomes government review of access to finance

1st November 2010

Welcoming the announcement, Feargal Sharkey, CEO of UK Music said: “At last week’s CBI annual conference, the Prime Minister and Business Secretary both specifically identified the creative industries as one of the UK’s dynamic sectors for growth."

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