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The Musicians’ Union hosted an event at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 14th November as part of the London Jazz Festival 2011. The event featured an industry panel of performers and experts on the subject of ‘stagecraft’, the art of performance and engaging with your audience.
In response to today’s government announcement of a consultation on a new exception to UK copyright law which would legalise the act of making a private copy of a CD, the MU has called for a fair compensation scheme to be introduced.
Lost Arts will record all of the projects, initiatives and organisations that will be lost due to the cuts in public funding for the Arts. The website will also keep a running total of the money lost to the Arts, the money lost to the Treasury and the number of jobs at risk.
Musicians and commissioning record labels will now sign a simple one-page ‘Session Agreement’ for studio recordings, or a ‘Live Recording Agreement’ for concert recordings, to accept the terms of the New BPI & MU Agreement. Musicians then receive a session fee, any additional fees (e.g. for playing more than one instrument) and a potential subsequent payment administered centrally by the MU.
The Musicians’ Union (MU) complained of a lack of consultation following the announcements made about the BBC – that the World Service and S4C, the Welsh language broadcaster, will now be funded out of the television license fee, which will be frozen at its current level for six years.
The number of independent record shops has declined by 73% in the last ten years. Obviously the growth in digital music- legal and illegal- has affected this, but a Which? magazine survey puts it down principally to supermarkets and mail-order online retailers.
Whilst digital dominates the singles market, the majority of albums sold are CDs, which indie record shops other than vinyl specialists rely on.
The FAC, MMF and MU are teaming up for a very special panel at The Great Escape this year, entitled Music Supported Here. The event will take place on Saturday, May 15th in the Founders Room of the Brighton Dome, from 12:30-1:15pm.
The Musicians’ Union (MU) is putting an emergency motion to the TUC Black Workers’ Conference, which starts today in Liverpool, to ask for help in persuading the BBC to reconsider the closure of the Asian Network.
The MU, FAC and MMF have confirmed their united support of the Music Supported Here campaign. Together they hope to give artists and musicians a more powerful voice …