Arts Council

  1. John Peel's Extensive Record Collection Goes Online

    February 23, 2012 5:02 PM EST Part of the late venerable radio DJ John Peel's extensive record collection will be available online via a British Arts Council project called The Space, according to the BBC . The John Peel Centre, located in Stowmarket, England, has set out ...

  2. Will the 2012 London Olympics Really Boost The U.K. Music Industry?

    February 23, 2012 7:50 AM EST The London 2012 Festival, the UK's biggest-ever nationwide festival, falls under the auspicies of the Cultural Olympiad and will include music events. Though much of the musical contents of the opening and closing ceremonies are still shroude ...

  3. U.K. Arts Council Announces First Phase Of Budget Cuts

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. arts funding body Arts Council England has revealed how its plans to implement the 29.6% cuts to its budget, announced earlier this month as part of the Government's Spending Review. As previously reported, Arts Council England's go ...

  4. U.K. Musicians' Union Condemns Arts Cuts

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Musicians' Union (MU) has condemned the government's cuts to arts funding body the Arts Council as "devastating to music and culture." Arts Council England's government grant of £449 million ($706 million) will be cut ...

  5. U.K. Biz Issues Blueprint For Global Success

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. Music, the umbrella trade group for the music industry, has published a blueprint that outlines a plan for the British industry to challenge for the position as the world's No. 1 music creator by 2020. The document, "Liberating Crea ...

  6. Historic U.K. Venue To Re-open

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Manchester music venue Band on the Wall is to re-open Sept. 25 following a £4 million ($6.4 million) investment. First opened in 1975 as a jazz venue, Band on the Wall was at the centre of Manchester's punk scene in the late 1970s and was hom ...

  7. Brit Gov't Proposes Music Council

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's newly-appointed music minister James Purnell has proposed the creation of a new government-backed body that would become a key tool in the relationship between the British music industry and LONDON -- Britain's newly-appointed ...

  8. Brit Gov't Proposes Music Council

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's newly-appointed music minister James Purnell has proposed the creation of a new government-backed body that would become a key tool in the relationship between the British music industry and Britain's newly-appointed music mini ...

  9. Brit Gov't Reshuffles DCMS

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British post-election ministerial reshuffle has been unveiled today (May 11) at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, which has primary dealings with the national music business. A British post-election ministerial reshuffle has been unvei ...