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Manchester jazz festival 2017 applications open
Online submissions can be made to all three strands of mjf's artistic programme

UK Music publishes 'Measuring Music 2016'
The annual study reveals the true scale of music's contribution to the UK economy

Asteroid named in Freddie Mercury's honour to mark 70th birthday
Asteroid 17473 was discovered in 1991, the same year the Queen frontman died

Digital & Culture Minister pledges support for UK music industry
The recently appointed Minister of State for Digital and Culture praises 'the outstanding success of the UK's music industry'

Number of GCSE and A Level Arts candidates drops
The decline is at odds with the Government's stated strategy to support the creative industries

New Chair for Arts Council England
The DCMS has announced that Sir Nicholas Serota has been appointed Chair of Arts Council England from February 2017

Chuka Umunna announced as PRS for Music Foundation Ambassador
The Streatham MP looks forward to helping support the next generation of musicians

V&A announces major Pink Floyd retrospective
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains will run from 13 May to 1 October 2017 at the London museum

Technological changes inspire young musicians in Kent
Orchestra ONE put technology at the core of its latest project

Colombian hip hop activist to receive WOMEX award
Henry Arteaga founded and manages hip hop school, 4Elementos Skuela

ICMP to partner with Hertfordshire College of Music
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance's latest partnership will create progression pathways for HCM students

UK Choir Festival launched
Community choirs, a cappella choirs, school choirs, choral societies, barbershop choirs and more are invited to take part in the first UK Choir Festival

Honorary doctorate for Sing for Pleasure CEO
Manvinder Rattan is to receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from York St John University

DCMS report reveals decline in music participation among under-10s
Gender gap widens among 11-15-year-olds, says 'Taking Part 2015/16'

Steinberg presents free iOS metronome app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch 
Smart Click marks one of many projects by the Steinberg trainee program

Look worldwide post-Brexit, says Creative Industries Federation
 The national body launches its International Advisory Council

 ISME announces location change for 2018 world conference
The International Society for Music Education's bi-annual conference will relocate from Istanbul, Turkey, to Baku, Azerbaijan



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