The Music Workshop Company Blog 

Each month the Music Workshop Company publishes two blogs. One blog, written by the MWC team addresses a key issue in Music Education or gives information about a particular genre or period of music. The other blog is written by a guest writer, highlighting good practice or key events in Music Education. We hope you enjoy reading the blogs. 
 
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To contribute as a guest writer please email Maria@music-workshop.co.uk 

Posts tagged “LIVE MUSIC”

This month we have invited Matt Parry, creator of The Opus Pocus, to tell us how he’s turning his successful audio-book into a live theatre performance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  
 
The upcoming production, 1001 Arabian Nights, promises a magical experience for children and a stealthy way of introducing youngsters to orchestral music. Here, he pulls back the curtain to give us a sneak preview of what audiences can expect. 
The last 15 months have been difficult for musicians, with many losing their usual income streams, unable to perform, unable to engage with others through live music, whether as performer or teacher. 
 
As the live music scene, both in the professional and amateur realms, gradually re-opens, we reflect on our love of live music. 
 
Image: Eric Nopanen, Unsplash 
On 20th November, UK Music, the campaigning and lobbying group, which represents every part of the UK Recorded and Live Music Industry, launched it’s Music by Num8ers 2019 report.  
 
Each year, the UK Music report shines a light on the value and contributions made by the music industry. 
August 2019 marks 50 years since Woodstock ’69, the ‘most popular event in music history.’ 
 
Held between August 15 and 19 1969, Woodstock took place at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York. The festival, which was billed as ‘An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music’ drew crowds of more than 400,000 people who heard 32 acts performing open-air gigs, sometimes playing through the rain. 
In October, we looked at options for study at Higher Education for those interested in studying music. This month, we look at the Music Industry in the UK thanks to UK Music and their Measuring Music 2017 and Wish You Were Here 2017 reports. 
 
Each year, UK Music produce a report giving an overview of the UK Music Industry, exploring factors such as the value of the Music Industry and where revenues are being generated. It’s an exciting time for the UK Music Industry with a 6% growth in Total Gross Value Added (GVA) contribution in 2016, a total of £4.4 billion.  

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