uk music

Interview: Simon Darlow, BASCA

Simon Darlow’s songwriting is synonymous with the eighties. He has penned hits for Grace Jones, Dollar, The Buggles and Toyah Wilcox, and he played with iconic acts from the era including Wham!, Bucks Fizz and Musical Youth. We find out what he's got planned in his new role as BASCA chairman.

Copyright Consultation divides industry

The government’s Copyright Consultation ended last week, prompting responses from all corners of industry, including Google, PRS for Music and the British Library.

Comment: Jo Dipple, UK Music

Jo Dipple is Chief Executive of UK Music, replacing Feargal Sharkey who left the organisation last November. She joined UK Music in 2008 as senior policy advisor, building on a background in strategic communications and newspaper publishing. She comments on the Live Music Bill and Copyright Consultation for M magazine...

UK Music launches Equality & Diversity Charter

UK Music has today launched its Equality and Diversity Charter, calling on the industry to commit to transforming the sector. All founding members of UK Music, including PRS for Music and BASCA, have signed up to the charter, and many have published action plans for 2012. UK Music also hopes to secure more than 100 signatories throughout the year.