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MU Advice on Copyright in Education Featured on Podcast

Our London Regional Officer, Natalie Witts, appeared on the Music Teachers Association podcast, discussing crucial information that teachers need to know before embarking on virtual Christmas Concerts.

Published: 12 November 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:31 PM
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Discover crucial information for embarking on virtual Christmas Concert, including guidance on the live streaming of concerts which include copyright material. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The podcast, “Teaching Notes,” which is published weekly can be streamed directly from the Music Teachers Association website, as well as on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Natalie Witts is speaking on Episode 23 from roughly seven minutes in, with a second segment due to be released next week on Episode 24.

In the episode she discusses:

  • What is copyright
  • Music Education and Copyright – what you can and can’t do
  • Live streaming concerts including copyright material
  • Transcriptions and arrangements
  • Licences – what they are and when you need them

In the rest of the podcast you can hear from the artistic director of the Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh, introducing their new “Bach to School” singing resource which explores he wonderful world of JS Bach’s chorales.

And there is a feature from composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and pioneer of Bhangra, Kuljit Bhamra – who drops in to explain the music, set the record straight about certain matters, and suggest some excellent resources.

Listen to all past and present episode of Teaching Notes on the Music Teachers Association website now.

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MU Urges New Education Secretary and Schools Minister to Work Together to Protect Music Education

Following the sacking of Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and Schools Minister Nick Gibb – and their replacement by Nadhim Zahawi and Robin Walker respectively – the MU urges the new ministers to work together to address systemic problems affecting music education in England.

Published: 17 September 2021

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