If everything goes alright, lockdown measures will be completely removed by June 21st this year. Let’s plan ahead and dust off our stage clothes to go back to live music full force!
The next guest of Millicent’s podcast “Success Beyond The Score” is Louise Dengate, with whom we have had the fortune to share knowledge and experiences during past Cafemnee workshops. In the interview, Louise talks about her origins, how she built her music career and what she did when the pandemic started.
After the delivery of the Budget speech last Wednesday, the Musician’s Union analysed the all the announced measures and arrived to the conclusion that, despite there are good news, there’s still work to be done.
The full interview with Tony Bean, the founder and CEO of 5AM records, who has worked with big names like Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s child, Usher, Christina Aguilera, and more, is now available in all podcast streaming platforms, ready to answer all your questions regarding music production! A video version can be found in YouTube.
Tomorrow, Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver the Budget speech for MPs in the House of Commons. We are on the last leg of the race to make our concerns heard and push for the government to back up musicians during the COVID crisis and beyond. Let’s take action!
On Thursday 21st January, representatives from the Musicians Union, the British Film Institute, the British Council and members of the House of Lords had a meeting in which they discussed the new conditions Brexit imposes over the entertainment industry, among other things like why the UK decided not to look into a renewal of participation in the Creative Europe programme.
Millicent was part of the process to sign a memorandum of understanding between Coventry City of Culture Trust, Midlands TUC Cultural & Leisure Committee and the trade unions Equity, BECTU and the MU. This memorandum contains the agreements reached on the terms of engaging professionalactors, performers, musicians, creatives, and technicians, looking forward to the fact that Coventry is the UK City of Culture 2021. Among other things, it ensures professional musicians engaged for the celebrations will be paid at better than MU rates.
The day has arrived! ‘Time For My Music’ has just opened for membership applications, now you too can join our community of supportive women in music to advance in your career with all the resources, guidance and energy you could wish for.
We welcome these news and hope they give a boost to all our brass and wind interpreters, who have had a very hard time these past months. May we meet on stages again soon!
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!