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Photograph of the author, Maya Kashif. She is standing in front of a body of water, holding her cello.

Freelance cellist Maya Kashif uses this years Disability History Month, “to highlight, in the spirit of awareness, that the internal struggles somebody such as myself may be dealing with should be known about and supported.”

Two musicians, one saxophonist and closer to the camera, a guitarist, perform outdoors. We can only see the torso and instruments of the musicians. There is a blurred audience in the background.

PPL have made a further, generous contribution to help provide emergency grants to musicians with pressing financial hardship

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Women across the Scottish music scene are encouraged to complete POWA’s survey – to shape their work to better protect and support women across the arts.

Photograph of a musician playing a guitar, the heavy blue light means we can't clearly see the performer.

The Government has updated and published its guidance on working safely during Coronavirus in the Performing Arts – and we have updated our guidance on how this relates to musicians accordingly.

Photograph of a live performance taking place, we can just see the stage and a number of set up instruments, with the interesting trousers of one musician.

The Government has announced that alcohol sales will be permitted in music venues in England’s Tier 2 regions, without the need for a substantial meal, provided that the event is ticketed and the audience are seated.

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MU National Organiser Live Performance, Dave Webster, discusses what the future may look like for UK musicians planning on performing in the US under the Biden Administration.

Photograph of a piano keyboard with warm fairy lights spread out across the keys.

Contemporary art exam board RSL have announced a new classical piano syllabus – the first of their new series of classical syllabi – and it is inclusive of the rich diversity of music teachers and students.

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Artists, creators, and industry experts including Tom Gray and Guy Garvey back Equitable Remuneration in the first music streaming inquiry session.

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