more musicians are desperate for finding financial support. This happens for a number of reasons, one of them being that musicians don’t know where to look for funding aid and they don’t see the calls on time to successfully apply.
Knowing whether you should be engaged as a session musician or as a featured artist can often be obvious, but there are times when your role can be difficult to determine. This can be particularly difficult for lead vocalists going in to work with another artist or producer, but can also apply to an instrumentalist taking on a lead role.
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.
Millicent is working hard to bring more content that will be helpful in your journey as a musician. Expect news soon! In the meantime, don’t forget about her free PDF booklet “25 secrets of the successful gigging musician, singer, rapper & spoken word artiste”.
The Musicians’ Union partnered with Black Lives in Music (BLiM), an initiative that seeks to address inequality of opportunity for Black people aspiring to be artists or professionals in the Jazz and Classical music industry, to conduct a survey that allows a deeper and better understanding of the challenges this population faces.
Anna Brooks can do everything: she’s an international touring and recording artiste, music arranger, director and preparation specialist, she’s a singer, a teacher at the Birmingham Conservatoire and mother of two! How does Anna balance all of this? Learn all about it by listening to her interview in Success Beyond The Score.
In response to the significant impact the pandemic has had on businesses and individuals working in the creative industries, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) launched a new business support programme and grant fund for the cultural and creative sectors, as part of its Regional Recovery Plan. Apply before May 7th at 23:59h!
The full interview to international operatic soprano Abigail Kelly is now available! Learn about how she built her music career, why she chose opera over pop music, how COVID-19 impacted her professional and personal life and how she overcame every obstacle in this great conversation with our director Millicent.
UK Music has launched its flagship UK Music Creators’ Survey, which every year gathers vital data on how the music industry contributes to the UK’s economy. This year, our input is more important than ever, as the whole industry is suffering the effects of the pandemic and the Government’s neglect. Have your say!