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Month: August 2019

The pair stunned a room full of songwriters and academics as they emerged as special surprise guests as part of the event, delivering an intimate Keynote discussion led by Songwriting Studies project leader Dr Simon Barber. Merck Mercuriadis opened the conversation by exploring the changing world of music publishing, expressing his growing concerns around the […]

Australian born Barrington Pheloung moved to London in the early 70s where he studied composition at the Royal College of Music. Pheloung’s first commissions were for dance, touring with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre, who went on to compose more than 50 pieces for dance and stage works. In 1986 Pheloung received his break in […]

Ivor Novello Award-winning musician and producer Nile Rodgers surprised a room full of songwriters, music industry workers, and academics on 8th August, emerging as the unannounced keynote speaker for the Songwriting Studies Research Network event held at The Ivors Academy in London. Billed as a conference around the activities of an academic research network, delegates […]

Following a recent survey hosted by the MU to assess the impact of Pledge’s collapse, we have been working alongside a number of music organisations and charities to pool resources and offer some helpful advice to anyone who has been impacted by the closure of the crowdfunding organisation. If you participated in the survey you […]

PRS for Music is undertaking a public consultation on the terms of Tariff LC (Live Classical) which is used to license the use of copyright music controlled by PRS for Music, at classical music concerts and recitals. This public consultation provides an opportunity for all licensees under Tariff LC, Academy and PRS members and other […]


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