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EBacc is having an effect on music in schools

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

New reports have revealed that EBacc subjects are at an all-time high as fewer pupils are taking creative subjects.  According to Schools Week, in 2017, there were 3.85 million entries for...

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Make Music Day Events Announced

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The UK is getting tuned up for Make Music Day, a Summer Solstice celebration, on the 21st June 2017 with major FREE music events planned throughout the country. Make Music Day is working with Music in Offices and ABRSM to put together a Big City Sing and Yamaha Music London are planning an eye-opening...

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‘Mastering the Music Business’

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Here is an event that our tutors can also qualify for a discount. From the 10th-11th of July, we’re very excited to say we are partnering with the first Romanian music conference (in its second year), Mastering the Music Business (MMB). This event invites members of the industry to connect,...

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Showcasing a recording process used for first time in 90 years

Friday, June 9th, 2017

The American Epic Sessions is a new award-winning feature-length film showcasing a range of high profile artists replicating early recording processes on an original 1920s electrical recording system. The roster of contemporary artists are led by executive producers Jack White and T Bone Burnett,...

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SORRY – If Labour Win Our Prices To You Will Have To Go Up!

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

We know our services to our music teachers are worth so much more than the rates we charge, however if Jeremy Corbyn does win today we will have to look at increasing our costs to you to counteract the additional business costs we will incur. We have always paid our staff at least the living wage...

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Thom Yorke Breaks Silence

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

It’s well over a month until Radiohead wrap up their 2017 A Moon Shaped Pool Tour at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19th, but it’s already shaping up to be the most controversial show of their career. They’ve performed in Israel eight times  most recently in the summer...

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Axient Digital wireless system

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Shure UK will be exhibiting at this year’s ABTT Theatre Show, which takes place at London’s Alexandra Palace on June 6th and 7th. The mainstay of Shure’s booth (C43) will be the new Axient Digital wireless system that recently launched at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, before later...

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MU continue campaigning for music venue protection

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

One of Edinburgh’s best-known alternative music venues, Studio 24, has closed its doors after 25 years. The closure is due to on-going disputes with neighbours and licensing standard officers since the development of residential flats next to the live music venue. “Citing renewed complaints...

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Make Music Month

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

As part of Make Music Month, Warwick Music Group (WMG) plans to encourage all those who’ve yet to play music to give it a go. WMG’s first-time initiative will run throughout June and coincides with worldwide activities and promotions such as the celebration of UK-wide BBC Music Day on 15th...

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UK Music needs your help

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The organisation is calling on UK musicians, songwriters, composers, producers, engineers and managers to take part, so UK Music can produce Measuring Music – an annual report assessing the health of the music sector in the UK. “Measuring Music allows us to map the music economy, to analyse trends...

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Ariana Grande Suspends Tour After Manchester Attack

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Ariana Grande suspended her international Dangerous Woman Tour following a terrorist attack outside her concert in Manchester, England Monday, CNN reports. A 22-year-old British suicide bomber detonated a homemade explosive, killing 22 people and injuring 59 more. Grande was scheduled to tour Europe...

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Learn to Play Day 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

‘Beat Another Rhythm’ is the official anthem of Learn to Play Day 2017. It has been written by UK singer / songwriter Nina Schofield who was commissioned by Yamaha Music London to be the voice...

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Kelly Clarkson to Join The Voice

Friday, May 12th, 2017

A second American Idol alum will soon be joining the cast of  The Voice: Kelly Clarkson has been named as one of the coaches for the singing competition’s 14th season, set to air next year. The news comes one day after fellow Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson was announced as a coach for The Voice’s...

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National Learn to Play Day 2017

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Anyone can get one of thousands of FREE musical instrument lessons available nationwide on Learn to Play Day 2017. Plus, there will be loads of special event offers and competitions to take part in. There has never been a better time to start to learn playing music!  The event is the flagship event...

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Bruce Dickinson Feared Singing badly After Beating Cancer

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has admitted he had concerns over the quality of his voice when he returned to the band after beating tongue cancer. The British icons delayed the release of their 16th studio album, The Book of Souls, as a result of his illness, which was diagnosed at the end...

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