Digital Minister Matt Hancock has said the government does not back any proposals for a copyright exception for user-generated content (UGC).
The UK government has launched a consultation to ‘release radio from its shackles’ by addressing the old regulations encumbering national and local stations.
West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been appointed as the new minister of state for culture, communications and creative industries, replacing the outgoing Ed Vaizey.
Many leading music industry figures have welcomed a new report calling for more action from the UK government on an ‘under-regulated ticketing market’.
Music creators and small creative businesses are being urged to complete a government survey about the challenges they face in protecting their Intellectual Property (IP).
Music trade organisations UK Music and the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) have both welcomed clarification over tax relief for advances for music creators.
The UK music industry and the government have agreed to make the age ratings pilot a permanent feature for music videos.
The UK government has launched a consultation on increasing the penalties surrounding commercial copyright infringement.
UK Music has welcomed two new appointments to Parliamentary select committees.
Classical musician James Rhodes is calling on the government to do more to deliver on its promise to give every child in the UK the chance to learn an instrument.