‘What happens over the coming days and weeks in Brussels over Article 13 and copyright changes is pivotal to protect creators,’ says chief executive officer of UK Music and a former shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher.
Following the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) report that classical music sales and streams have risen more that 10 percent, Alan Davey cites new talent as a factor and pledges continued support for the genre.
‘If you are just making a bunch of happy love songs in today’s climate then you’ve kind of missed what music’s for. Or maybe you’re just having a nice time, I don’t know.’ So says Harri Shanahan of Manchester-based psych-punk agitators ILL.
The secondary ticketing website Viagogo has failed to meet the deadline of implementing substantial changes to its practices required by a court order served in November 2018, according to Fanfair Alliance.
‘I can only see cross-genre projects and cross-disciplinary work as taking things forward.’ Riot Ensemble discuss their new commission Solstices and the opportunities available in contemporary classical music.