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BPI launches Innovation Hub
The British Phonographic Industry's new forum is for record labels and tech companies looking to exchange ideas and work together

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance to host masterclass with Laurence Cottle and Gabor Dornyei
ICMP students will learn about key elements of playing together in contemporary settings

Music and football share the stage
We, The Crowd explored what music and football mean to people living in one of the most deprived areas of Newcastle

Dame Shirley Bassey donates iconic gown to support RWCMD singers
The gown will raise funds for the Dame Shirley Bassey Scholarship Fund, which was started in 2003 when the singer auctioned 50 of her iconic dresses for the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and the Noah's Ark Charity

Heritage Lottery Fund boosts Colston Hall's transformation campaign by £4.75million
The funding will support the restoration of the Hall's Grade II Listed Lantern Building

Sing Up launches anthem for Sing Up Day 2017
'Let love shine through' speaks of empowerment through diversity, variety and individuality

Government extends funding for music education in England
Ministers have announced a total of £300m for music education hubs over four years

New online chamber music course aims to inspire ensembles
Pro Corda and MusicGurus have teamed up to launch a new online course for teachers

Sing Up to create new charitable foundation to mark 10th birthday in 2017
The Sing Up Foundation will look at how regular singing can improve the lives of young people with mental health challenges and older people with dementia and respiratory illnesses

ABRSM announces partnerships with Classic FM and National Youth Jazz Orchestra
All three organisations will work to raise the profile of music education in the UK

Welsh National Opera to bring 'Madam Butterfly' and 'La bohème' to Dubai
WNO will make its Dubai Opera debut as part of a year of creative collaboration led by the British Council

Musicians three times more likely than others to suffer from depression, suggests new report
Help Musicians UK has published a survey of musicians' mental health, Can Music Make You Sick?

RWCMD launches Music Professional Development Week
Music students at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama will benefit from ongoing professional development and mentoring

Second Abram Wilson Foundation pilot a success
Fifty children and young people 'achieve their greatness' through the Foundation's AYG programme

24-year-old British pianist wins inaugural US award
Benjamin Grosvenor has been awarded the 2016 Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize

Creative Industries Federation publishes Brexit report
The CIF analyses the impact of Brexit on the creative sector and presents recommendations to government

NYCGB goes to Bollywood
National Youth Choirs of Great Britain's first video release signals new partnership with UK Indian arts development agency, Milapfest

 

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