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  1. Sales Tax Hike In U.K. Emergency Budget

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. music industry is to be hit with an increase in V.A.T. (value added tax) from 17.5% to 20%, as the new Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government begins to tackle the country's budget deficit. The general increase in the ...

  2. What Does U.K. Govt Mean For Digital Economy Act?

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jeremy Hunt has been appointed secretary of state for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport in the new U.K. government by prime minister David Cameron . The role makes him a key government figure for the music industry. Hunt held the shadow culture r ...

  3. U.K. Ministers Water Down Copyright Powers

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. ministers have granted a concession in the Digital Economy Bill, which in its original form would have provided "reserve powers" to introduce legislation to clamp down on any future technology that could enable copyright infringemen ...

  4. Uproar In Australia Over Plan To Block Web Sites

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST A proposed Internet filter dubbed the "Great Aussie Firewall" is promising to make Australia one of the strictest Internet regulators among democratic countries. Consumers, civil-rights activists, engineers, Internet providers and politi ...

  5. Aussie Budget Helps New Music Acts

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australia's wider arts community has welcomed the national government's new budget, which contains a handful of measures intended to reap financial benefits for the creative sector. Artist managers, specifically, have greeted the governm ...

  6. U.K. Secondary Venues Pulling Live Music; Gov't Pledges Cash

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST A considerable number of Britain's grass-roots venues are turning away from staging live performances, a new government-commissioned report has found. The "Survey of live music in England in Wales in 2007," published today by the De ...

  7. Brit Biz Rallies Politicians On IP

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Intellectual property will be on the agenda when the British recorded music industry stages its own event tonight as part of the Labour Party conference in Bournemouth, south east England. EMI will jointly host the "Never Mind The Politics, H ...

  8. Hazarika Exits EMI For Political Post

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI's VP of government and industry affairs, Ayesha Hazarika, is leaving the company to become a special adviser to Harriet Harman, member of parliament, deputy leader and chair of the Labour Party. Victoria Bassetti, EMI's senior VP of ...

  9. Hazarika Joins EMI Group

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Group U.K. has appointed Ayesha Hazarika as VP, industry and government affairs, reporting to Victoria Bassetti, EMI's senior VP of government relations. The former chief press secretary to Patricia Hewitt, U.K. Secretary of State for Tra ...

  10. Midnight Oil Inducted In Oz Hall of Fame

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala to be held Oct. 29. Midnight Oil will be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s Hall of Fame during the ARIA Awards ceremony in Sydney on Oct. 29. ARIA awards committee chairman Ed St. John described the veteran act as & ...

  11. Woodward Named U.K. Creative Industries Minister

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Department of Culture, Media and Sport, which has primary dealings with the national music business, today (May 8) unveiled Shaun Woodward as the new minister for the creative industries and Britain's Department of Culture, Med ...

  12. U.K. Sets Clock Ticking Over Copyright Term

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's term of copyright on sound recordings will come under the microscope as part of a new and thorough review into intellectual property rights, which was launched today (Dec. 2) by Chancellor o Britain's term of copyright on sound ...

  13. U.K. Sets Clock Ticking Over Copyright Term

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's term of copyright on sound recordings will come under the microscope as part of a new and thorough review into intellectual property rights, which was launched today (Dec. 2) by Chancellor o Britain's term of copyright on sound ...

  14. U.K. Sets Clock Ticking Over Copyright Term

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's term of copyright on sound recordings will come under the microscope as part of a new and thorough review into intellectual property rights, which was launched today (Dec. 2) by Chancellor o Britain's term of copyright on sound ...

  15. Former U.K. Gov't Minister Joins PRS Board

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Estelle Morris becomes an external director. Former British government minister Estelle Morris has joined the governing board of U.K. authors rights body the Performing Right Society. The London-based PRS announced today (Sept. 13) that Morris had ...