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Charisse Beaumont Black Lives in Music

The founders of Black Lives in Music (BLiM) have called on UK politicians to intervene and level out gender and ethnicity pay gaps within the...

Black Lives In Music

The UK music industry is set to implement a new anti-racism code of conduct from next year in a bid to end inequality and abuse...

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Music industry organisations are calling on the UK's new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, to take steps to help businesses with the mounting energy crisis. 


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88% of UK artists are currently bringing in less than £1000 per month

A third of professional musicians in the UK are still not earning from their work due to the pandemic, according to research by the charity...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's latest spending review includes a 50% discount on business rates for music venues, but some believe it doesn't go far enough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday (October 27th) announced his latest spending review on behalf of the UK Government, setting out the economic agenda for the coming...

UK Music's annual report says around 69,000 people lost work amid the COVID-19 pandemic

More than a third of UK music industry workers lost their jobs last year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the shutdown of clubs and music...

With the vast majority signed to major labels 

Just 0.4 percent of artists in the UK make a living from streaming plays of their music, according to a new study. 

The research —...

Researchers at Birmingham City University have issued a stark warning

A-level music education in schools could completely disappear in just over a decade, according to a new study carried out by researchers at Birmingham City...

While almost half are now worried about the future of their local venues 

57% of people say music helped them cope through lockdown, a new study by UK Music has found, with 42% listening to more during the...

A new survey by UK Music revealed that the public think the Government is not being pro-active enough

A new survey carried out by UK Music has suggested the public think the Government is not doing enough to help musicians overcome post-Brexit barriers to overseas touring.  ...

The happy hardcore, jungle and hardcore techno history podcast will be curated into the British Library Sound Archive

A podcast about '90s rave, R.O.A.R, is set to be curated into the British Library Archive.

After being launched by journalist Tom Latchem and former...

An industry-wide online survey has been launched by the Night Time Economy All-Party Parliamentary Group

Night Time Industry leaders have called on music fans and industry workers to complete a COVID-19 inquiry survey.

Following the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group...

Westminster will "make the case for arrangements that make touring easier."

Further post-Brexit musician touring discussions are to be proposed by the UK government in a bid to break the EU visa stalemate. 

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Streaming accounted for 80% of UK music consumption in 2020, report shows

Four-fifths of the country's music listening now comes from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music

A report has shown that online streaming accounted for just over 80% of the UK's music consumption last year.


Coming days after stocks in Spotify...

A petition has already picked up more than 200,000 signatures 

The UK Government is being urged to take immediate action after Brexit touring plans were rejected by the EU. 

It had been hoped the final...

The figure was revealed in a UK Music report that also estimates musicians will lose 65% of their income in 2020

UK Music has published its annual 'Music By Numbers' report which looks at the contribution the UK music business makes to the British economy each...

It's part of a drive to boost diversity and inclusion in the music industry

The UK music industry has been urged  to ditch its use of the acronym "BAME" by the trade body UK Music, who have described the...