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Welsh arts businesses set for expansion into China market
The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, National Theatre Wales and Ensemble Cymru will join a trade mission to Shanghai and Hong Kong

2017 Polar Music Prize recipients announced
Singer-songwriter and composer, Sting, and saxophonist and composer, Wayne Shorter, will each receive prize money of one million Swedish krona

Musicians' Union to present three seminars at Music & Drama Education Expo
The seminars will cover issues from healthy and holistic teaching to building a successful private teaching practice

Seattle Symphony's 'Music Beyond Borders' concert puts spotlight on Trump travel ban
The concert programme will be drawn from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen

Steinberg announces details of Music & Drama Education Expo seminars
Visitors will also be able to enter Steinberg's competition to win a 20-seat site license for Cubase Pro 9

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance launches studio at Tileyard
The state-of-the-art recording facility will be exclusively accessible to ICMP students

UK Choir Festival returns for second year
Launched in 2016, the festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages and styles

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra receives £250,000 gift
Herefordshire-based philanthropists, Clive and Sylvia Richards, made the gift to support the orchestra's extensive educational programme over the next five years

BBC Radio 3 International Women's Day programming to include Malala Yousafzai's UN speech set to music
The new piece by composer, Kate Whitley, uses extracts from Malala's speech about every girl's right to an education

Composers announced for British Paraorchestra
Amble Skuse and Rasmus Zwicki will join Sound and Music's latest Portfolio project

WOMEX calls for proposals and announces jury
Seven global music experts will select from the proposals to form World Music Expo's 2017 showcase and conference programme

New report from Cultural Learning Alliance says arts empower children and improve life chances
ImagineNation: the value of cultural learning sets out how studying arts and culture changes and shapes the lives of children and young people

Music Generation launches Phase 2 and announces open national call for applications
A total of €3m in funding – from philanthropic investment by U2 and The Ireland Funds – is available through the call

University of Liverpool and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic launch new postgraduate course in the Business of Classical Music
The MA is for anyone interested in progressing their career in the classical music industry or entering or developing a career in arts management

Themes announced for CMU Insights @ The Great Escape 2017
Part of The Great Escape Convention, CMU@TGE's four-conferences-in-one will explore themes ranging from export to royalties

Week of 100 gigs to transform young lives
Youth Music launches Give a Gig Week asking music lovers to put on gigs supporting young people in challenging circumstances

Arts Council of Northern Ireland announces Help Musicians NI Internship programme with Creative & Cultural Skills
The collaboration will build the confidence and skills of young unemployed people interested in a career in the music industry

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