Author: Arabella Hoy

Reading Time: 5 minutes UK Music today unveiled the findings of its 2024 Workforce Diversity Survey, which gives a revealing snapshot of those working behind the scenes in the UK music industry. The results show significant improvements in the areas of gender and ethnicity. However, the findings also highlight areas where more progress is needed.  A total of 2,874 […]

Reading Time: 9 minutes Interviewees Ray Pagden, CEO, Motus Music & MPA BeYou Network Champion Maria Angel, Production Manager, MediaTracks David Simkins, Richard Toeman Scholar 23/24 Luca Balbao, Music Publishing Administrator, TRO Essex Music Group What does Pride Month mean to you? Ray: To me, Pride Month is a time to honour the legacy of those who came before […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UK recorded music industry’s annual trade mission to Los Angeles is back.  This year’s edition will take place between 9-13 September 2024 and will again be held at the East West Studios in the heart of Hollywood. The LA Sync Mission is organised jointly by the Music Publishers Association (MPA)  and record labels association, […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pride month is an annual celebration in June to celebrate how far LGBTQIA+ rights have come and to honour the Stonewall riots, which took place in 1969 in the US. These important protests changed gay rights across the world. What is Pride Month? Pride Month is the coming together of people to show their love and support […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Global Day of Parents was designated by the General Assembly in 2012,  as an opportunity to appreciate all parents for their “selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.” Highlighting the important role of parents raising children, the Global Day of Parents recognises that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UK collection society for mechanical rights has now distributed over £4 billion to publishers, songwriters and composers this century MCPS, the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society, the organisation that represents the mechanical rights of music publishers, songwriters and composers in the UK, announces that it paid out £204.3 million of mechanical royalties in 2023. This represents […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Background The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) takes place on 17 May every year. This date was chosen as this was the day in 1990 that the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. IDAHOBIT is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including countries where same-sex acts are illegal. In 61 countries, it […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Theme for 2024: ‘Movement: Moving for our Mental Health’ In 2001, the Mental Health Foundation started ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. It is one of the most high-profile campaigns in the UK and even now they continue to set the themes and agenda for each year. Mental Health Awareness Week increases the understanding of mental health, decreasing the stigma […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Deaf Awareness Week takes place each year to promote the positivity of living with deafness and promoting a theme. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Love and Trust.’ Like any other community, the deaf community faces its share of challenges. This year’s theme is about raising awareness but also creating a movement based on love and trust. Hearing loss […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Wednesday 1 May, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music (APPG) published their new report calling for updated legislation to support the UK music industry and music fans by regulating artificial intelligence (AI).  The APPG on Music report makes 8 key recommendations to the Government to help manage the threat of AI to the music industry, including: The Government […]