The Menstruation Project reached to Millicent in order to ask permission to include her article “The Journey Of A Menopausal Musician”, which she wrote for the Musicians Union in occasion of International Menopause Day 2020, into their directory. She agreed, which means you can find it along many other interesting pieces in the digital exhibition.
The MU and Love Music Hate Racism have partnered to host an online panel reflecting on how the industry has changed one year on from Blackout Tuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused
Sammy Stein, author of several award-winning books about the British jazz scene, including “In Their Own Words” and “Gender Disparity in UK Jazz”, recently tweeted about the opportunity to publish articles about the young UK scene in the website of the Jazz Journalist Association.
2020 has been a difficult year for the whole entertainment industry, and the fact concerts and other live events have been shut down by the pandemic has made these times particularly hard for musicians. The precarious situation makes the achievements of this year more impressive than ever, but it also creates more difficult starting conditions for 2021. In order to counter all this situation, we share here some funds and initiatives that can help you pay for education, equipment, projects and more, in order to ensure the viability of your music career in the upcoming months.
It has been just a few days since we expressed our disbelief at the delay of the decision by the government to allow indoor performances. We mentioned that the measure would be studied again on August 15th and said that, given the circumstances, we expected nothing much than another delay. To our surprise, the outcome was quite the opposite. Indoor performances are allowed since last Saturday!
The Show must be paused in the wake of a very serious matter. You may or may not have heard about the appalling arrest of an unarmed Mr George Floyd in Minneapolis. As women in music we can’t ignore such a unjust thing.
Given the amount of money generated by the streaming of music, it doesn’t make sense that songwriters, composers and performers have to rely on Government support and struggle so badly to survive. However, that’s exactly what has been happening since the pandemic cancelled all the live events.
Do you have song ideas that you would like to record in the comfort of your home? Perhaps you are interested in getting your music placed on adverts, films, etc. Why note check out Kris Bradley’s online course ‘Voice Memo 2 Demo’ which is open for enrolment.
An online course to help you produce your own music and get it out there!
The English National Opera is looking for BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) musicians to join them. Specifically, ENO is looking for two violins, one viola, one cello and one double bass. If you are eligible, and you are passionate about classical music and opera, this is a brilliant opportunity, so don’t hesitate to apply!