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Scottish Arts Groups Brace for Funding Cuts

June 24, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Ominous talk of a potential spending squeeze is causing alarm among Scotland’s cultural institutions, which are already contending with ten years of standstill funding in the face of Brexit, the pandemic, inflation, and a cost-of-living … » Read
 

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Welsh National Op Musicians Threaten Strike

June 24, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In the coming weeks, musicians of the Welsh National Opera who are members of the Musicians’ Union will be voting on whether to undertake labor action against plans to make the orchestra part-time and cut pay by 15 percent. “This is a … » Read
 

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Boston Lyric Opera Gets Its Own, Dedicated Space

June 21, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) has announced a collaboration with Midway Artist Studios to create Opera & Community Studios. The 14,000 sq. ft. space, occupying a portion of Midway’s 200,000+ sq. ft. artist-owned nonprofit building, will … » Read
 

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Seoul Police Nab Music Profs for Illegal Tutoring

June 21, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The competitive nature of gaining access to music education at South Korean universities has enmeshed college music professors and parents of aspiring students in a massive scandal.  The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has recommended the … » Read
 

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City of Sydney's $20M Arts Plan

June 20, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The City of Sydney has unveiled the draft Cultural Strategy for 2025–2035, a $20 million plan to “retain, rebuild and reimagine” the arts and culture scene in Australia’s largest city. Among the key proposals intended to … » Read
 

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WNO Bemoans Impending Cuts; ACE Threatens More

June 20, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In a heavy-handed move consistent with Art Council England’s (ACE) response to critics of its deep cuts to U.K. opera companies announced in late 2022, Sir Nicholas Serota, ACE’s chairman, threatened to "review" a £3.2 million … » Read
 

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DeSantis Quashes $32M for Florida Arts Groups

June 19, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Although completely consistent with his political “brand,” Governor Ron DeSantis’s veto of the $32 million grant program of the state’s Division of Arts and Culture, which would have supported as many as 663 arts and … » Read
 

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Chicago Symphony Gets $10M

June 19, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The TAWANI Foundation has announced a multiyear, $10 million gift to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The gift, which includes a $5 million challenge grant, will support SEMPRE ALWAYS: The Campaign for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the … » Read
 

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The Mystery of the Missing Pipe Organ in David Geffen Hall

June 18, 2024 | Paul Jacobs, as summarized by Taylor Grant, Musical America
As one of the world’s classical music capitals, New York boosts a rich trove of musical institutions and venues. Sadly, notes Paul Jacobs, the Grammy Award-winning organist and chair of Juilliard’s organ department, the one thing it … » Read
 

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Spotify Further Shirks Composer/Songwriters

June 18, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) rules allow streaming services to pay out a lower rate for “bundled services” than for stand-alone music services. By adding 15 hours of audiobook time per month to its premium music subscription … » Read
 
 

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