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In welcome other news, we today congratulate Keir Starmer on his election as leader of the Labour Party. The MU endorsed Sir Keir Starmer back in February, and we are delighted that we will now be able to work closely with him to support musicians at this difficult time.

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Andi Hopgood, musician, vocalist, tutor and Vice Chair of the MU Executive Committee, tells use about what happened when she had to “make the difficult decision to isolate early on the 16 March with no planning or preparation for how I might adapt my work and my life.”

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Arts Council England (ACE) will be opening round one of applications for the fund on 9 April 2020, providing creative practitioners affected by the coronavirus outbreak with grants of up to £2,500.

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MU Head of Communications & Government Relations Isabelle Gutierrez: “Our focus at the moment is on lobbying for members who are currently ineligible for either of the Government’s assistance schemes for employed and self-employed workers.”

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Did your music teacher change your life? We asked our community of musicians on Twitter about the teachers who shaped them.  

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