Musicians’ Union and Help Musicians launch UK census for musicians

In the UK, the Musicians’ Union and charity Help Musicians have both regularly published research canvassing musicians’ views. The post Musicians’ Union and Help Musicians launch UK census for musicians appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

UK streaming inquiry: ‘The elephant in the room is fair remuneration’

Yesterday, the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee held a pair of follow-up sessions for its inquiry into the economics of music streaming. The post UK streaming inquiry: ‘The elephant in the room is fair remuneration’ appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Musicians’ Union publishes ‘Misogyny in Music’ inquiry response

The Musicians’ Union’s response to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee ‘Misogyny in Music’ inquiry has been published. The post Musicians’ Union publishes ‘Misogyny in Music’ inquiry response appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

‘The song value has been suppressed… because of the industry mechanics’

Yesterday’s second session at the UK’s parliamentary inquiry into the economics of music streaming was another double-header, featuring representatives of musicians. Graham Davies is chief executive of songwriters body the Ivors Academy, while Horace Trubridge is general secretary of the Musicians’ Union (and a founder member of 1970s band Darts). The panel of MPs questioning […]

UK’s Musicians’ Union delivers new warning over Covid-19

With the UK bracing itself for a ‘second spike’ of Covid-19 cases in the autumn and winter, things aren’t looking good for the return of physical live concerts. Now the Musicians’ Union has published the results of its latest survey, warning about the potential consequences. “A third (34%) of musicians are considering abandoning the industry completely, […]

UK musician bodies criticise Epidemic Sound / Adobe deal

In June, creative-software company Adobe announced the launch of a library of royalty-free music and audio with partners Epidemic Sound and Jamendo. Now two bodies representing musicians in the UK have attacked one of those deals. The Ivors Academy and the Musicians’ Union aren’t happy about Epidemic Sound’s business model of paying composers upfront in […]

Keep Music Alive campaign aims to ‘fix streaming now’

The UK’s Musicians’ Union and The Ivors Academy have teamed up for a campaign called ‘Keep Music Alive’ which the two organisations say “aims to ‘fix streaming’ and calls for industry stakeholders to come together to agree an equitable, sustainable and transparent model for royalty distribution in the streaming era”. It kicks off this morning […]

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