skip to main content

All News and Features

Filter by
View
Displaying 361 - 400 of 1383 results
Photograph of a person playing a drum, in front of a laptop which appears to be displaying a web video conference of other musicians also playing instruments.

Shielding Members Encouraged to Complete Survey

Help us to lobby for better and more structured support for members who can not return to work due to shielding, by completing the survey we are running with the Ivors Academy.

Published: 03 December 2020

Read more about Shielding Members Encouraged to Complete Survey
Photograph of an airplane flying over the clouds.

Objections Raised Over New Easy Jet Baggage Policy

We have written to Easy Jet raising our objections over changes to their baggage policy, which mean that musical instruments will have to fit their restrictive dimensions of their regular cabin baggage.

Published: 03 December 2020

Read more about Objections Raised Over New Easy Jet Baggage Policy
Photograph of an American Bald Eagle who has landed on a branch, and is looking out over a woodland of trees.

US Visas – The Biden Years

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.

Published: 01 December 2020

Read more about US Visas – The Biden Years
Photograph of a piano keyboard with warm fairy lights spread out across the keys.

Welcoming RSL's New and Inclusive Classical Piano Syllabus

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.

Published: 30 November 2020

Read more about Welcoming RSL's New and Inclusive Classical Piano Syllabus
Photograph of a number of music stands set up with scores on them, although the background is blurred out and we can't see specific notes on the scores.

Diversity and Inclusion Work at RSL

Norton York – RSL Awards Founder and Chairman – talks about how working with the MU helped focus RSL’s efforts on diversity and inclusion.

Published: 30 November 2020

Read more about Diversity and Inclusion Work at RSL
Photograph of an assortment of percussive instruments set out for use in a classroom.

Advice for Music Teachers Updated for all of UK

Over the last week we’ve updated our advice for music teachers working in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England to reflect changes to – and clarifications we’ve received on – the Coronavirus restrictions across the UK.

Published: 30 November 2020

Read more about Advice for Music Teachers Updated for all of UK
Graphic of a variety if people in facemasks, text over the top reads

No Musician Left Behind, Take Our Fourth Impact Survey

Our impact surveys have been vital in calling on the Government to protect the music industry and the musicians who are falling through the gaps in their support schemes. Be sure your voice is heard and take our next survey now.

Published: 26 November 2020

Read more about No Musician Left Behind, Take Our Fourth Impact Survey
Photograph of an old fashioned map of England, focusing around Manchester.

List of Tiers in England Announced by the Government

Members in England can now find out which tier will apply to them when lockdown measures are lifted on Wednesday 2 December, and check it against our advice for musicians under the different levels.

Published: 26 November 2020

Read more about List of Tiers in England Announced by the Government
Photograph of a woman performing on a guitar and singing, with a webcam set up and recording a live stream of her.

Make Misogyny History

MU Deputy General Secretary Naomi Pohl looks at the role misogyny plays and creating safe workplaces for women.

Published: 25 November 2020

Read more about Make Misogyny History
Photograph of an aerial view of Glasgow, the sky above is blue and the trees are bright green.

Updated Guidance for Teachers in Scotland

Further clarification from the Scottish Government means that we have now updated our guidance for teachers in Scotland, with more detailed advice for working across the five tier system.

Published: 20 November 2020

Read more about Updated Guidance for Teachers in Scotland
Photograph of a film composer working at a computer with a musical keyboard under the other hand.

New Online Donation Platform for Composers Announced

Sound and Music have received significant funding from the Boltini Trust to lead the development of Music Patron, an ambitious new online platform that will connect composers directly with patrons.

Published: 17 November 2020

Read more about New Online Donation Platform for Composers Announced
Black and white photograph of a conductors hands, holding a baton over the music stand at the head of an orchestra. The musicians in the background are blurred.

Disability History Month: Music Making and the Fates of Disabled People

Conductor and composer Ben Lunn discusses how we need to celebrate “the disabled musicians and artists who exist,” whilst, “making sure disabled people can live in dignity and safety and are able to pursue whatever profession they desire to.”

Published: 17 November 2020

Read more about Disability History Month: Music Making and the Fates of Disabled People
Photograph of MU General Secretary Horace Trubridge stood on a podium, he appears to be mid speech, talking into a microphone.

A Message From MU General Secretary Horace Trubridge

MU General Secretary Horace Trubridge explains how, due to our unprecedented times and the Union’s need for stability and continuity, he will be standing again for election to the position of General Secretary for a further term at the beginning of 2022.

Published: 16 November 2020

Read more about A Message From MU General Secretary Horace Trubridge
Photograph of a classroom, the sun is rising from the far window filling the room a golden yellow glow.

Research Fuels Call on Scottish Government to Revise Teaching Policy

Scottish Charity, the Music Education Partnership Group (MEPG), points towards research that singing is no more risky than talking, and calls on the Scottish Government to revise their current position on singing, brass and woodwind teaching.

Published: 16 November 2020

Read more about Research Fuels Call on Scottish Government to Revise Teaching Policy
Photograph of a musicians hand poised over a mostly blank score, they are holding a pen and have notated a few music notes.

MU at STUC Fringe Event on Building Back Better

MU Regional Organiser for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Caroline Sewell, will be presenting on Thinking outside the box: creative solutions to building back better, online on Sunday 15 November.

Published: 13 November 2020

Read more about MU at STUC Fringe Event on Building Back Better
Displaying 361 - 400 of 1383 results Page 10 of 35