Posts Tagged ‘music industry’

Making a living in the music industry

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Can you really make a living out of being a musician? Let’s face it we’re not all going to be rock stars so what are the options? When you start to investigate the music industry you will discover that there is a wealth of information out there on a whole range of careers.

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PRSF and Bird’s Eye View explore PRS gender imbalance

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The PRS for Music Foundation, in conjunction with Birds Eye View, are putting on an event entitled ‘Where are the women in music?’. The panel includes Mercury winner Speech Debelle and journalist Miranda Sawyer, and will look at why the ratio of male:female registered PRS music creators and songwriters stands at 6:1.

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“What next for the UK music industries?” Discuss…

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This Friday 30th April, 6 Music will host a debate about the future of music in the UK, beginning at 3pm.

The hour-long debate will feature culture representatives from the three major political parties, and UK Music’s Feargal Sharkey. Topics will include piracy, copyright, licensing and ticketing.

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Indie labels must seize opportunities to survive

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Our goal is to explore and highlight issues relating to music on the Internet, and how this is affecting musicians and people involved in the music industry. We tracked down Paul Fernandes, an indie label owner, and asked him: “What’s it like to be an independent record label today?”

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A fresh approach to music industry education

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Leading music industry lecturer Steve Melhuish is establishing a new music business school, focusing on legal and commercial topics.

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New coalition to tackle contentious digital music issues

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The as yet unnamed coalition between the Musicians’ Union, Music Managers Forum and Featured Artists Coalition will turn its attention first to the issues of on air/on sale lead times and digital music sales.

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EMI to mortgage off its catalogue in £400m rescue bid

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In an effort to solve its cash flow crisis EMI is now in talks with major rival labels to license its North American catalogue business for £400m over a five year period.

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