PiPA calls for performing arts organisations and the government to consider the medium term needs and risks posed to parents and carers in the sector’s workforce.

Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA) is highlighting the current developments connected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that directly affects parents and carers in the performing arts.  

Those who are freelance or contractors and look after ill, disabled or elderly loved ones or have small children will be confronted with loss of income and employment if self-isolation is required, or if events, shows and concerts are cancelled, but also if new guidance advises that schools must close. 

The loss of income and livelihood is heightened particularly among those on freelance and fixed term or zero hours contracts, many of which will contain the ‘Force majeure’ clause, meaning there will be no liability to the employer if they cancel jobs. There is a very real risk of parents and carers seeing their income cut in the short and medium term, either due to cancelled contracts, self isolation or  increased child and eldercare requirements. This has the likelihood to have a devastating knock on effect to those who are already vulnerable, such as single parents, sole carers and those on low income, who due to their employment status are not eligible for parental leave or sick pay.

PiPA urges all performing arts organisations to think in the medium term and facilitate flexible and remote working, as well as support freelancers during cancellation and deploy further resources. PiPA is encouraged that the recent budget stated the government will consider how to provide appropriate support to self-employed parents, but in light of coronavirus, this need is heightened and urgent.

03 Oct 2023 | Press release

Raye has renewed her publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music

RAYE, one of the most exciting contemporary singer-songwriters from the UK, has renewed her publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.  She first signed to the publisher in 2016 and this deal extension covers both...more

03 Oct 2023 | Press release

Gary Kemp honoured with the BMI Icon Award at the 2023 BMI London Awards


02 Oct 2023 | Press release

PPL pays out £12.7 million of international revenue in Q3 distribution

  PPL has paid out £12.7 million to more than 25,500 performers and recording rightsholders in its Q3 2023 distribution, which took place on Friday 29 September. The third of four quarterly payments made by PPL annually, these monies paid out by...more

02 Oct 2023 | Press release

The Beatport Group has promoted Charles Morgan to Chief Marketing Officer.

TheBeatport Group, the global leader in music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announced today the promotion of Charles Morgan to the position of Chief Marketing Officer at the company. In this new role, Morgan will oversee marketing strategy and execution...more

02 Oct 2023 | Press release

Indie label Wagram signs on to Deezer's artist-centric model

Wagram Music, one of the leading independent labels in artist development, has signed an agreement with Deezer, one of the leading music streaming platforms, on the "Artist Centric" model, aimed at improving the distribution of recorded music revenues and increasing...more

02 Oct 2023 | Press release

Ramona Forsström named Managing Director of Warner Music Finland

Industry legend Niko Nordström will step down from his position as MD, Warner Music Finland and EVP, Warner Music Nordics later this year  Warner Music has announced that Ramona Forsström is to become Managing Director of Warner Music Finland in November. Forsström has been General Manager...more

02 Oct 2023 | Press release

Lindgren Extends Global Deal with Sony Music Publishing

Deal expands long-standing relationship with SMP, launches partnership with Ryan Tedder Sony Music Publishing today announced it has renewed its agreement with GRAMMY award-winning producer and songwriter Lindgren. The deal, made in partnership with hit songwriter, producer and OneRepublic lead singer...more

02 Oct 2023 | Press release

BandLab Announces New Integrations with Global Beat Marketplace Airbit for Seamless Sharing

BandLab, the world's largest social music creation platform, is proud to announce exciting new integrations with Airbit, a leading global beat marketplace, that enables Airbit users to seamlessly share their beats to BandLab's worldwide audience of creators. With a unified...more

29 Sep 2023 | Press release

Sonopress Launches EcoRecord – A New Form Of Vinyl With A Drastically Reduced Environmental Impact

Sonopress, the leading disc producer, isunveiling a revolutionary new form of vinyl LP that drastically reduces the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. The product is being launched in collaboration with Warner Music, a long-term client of Sonopress. This new vinyl...more

29 Sep 2023 | Press release

Key Production Group announces B Corp Certification, joining a community of businesses acting as a force for good

"We must be the change we seek in the world. All business ought to be conducted as if people and place matter. Through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all."B Corp's Declaration of Interdependence...more

29 Sep 2023 | Press release

The Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority to go live next year

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, British talent, the film, music, theatre sectors and all UK broadcasters commit to the creation of the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority, CIISA, to help prevent and tackle bullying and harassment,...more

29 Sep 2023 | Press release

TaP Music proudly welcome multi-platinum international award-winning artist Loreen to roster

TaP Music (Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Dermot Kennedy, Leigh Anne Pinnock, Christine and the Queens, Mabel, Caroline Polachek) proudly announce the signing of multi-platinum international award-winning artist Loreen to their music management roster. She is signed by Universal Sweden, and Polydor in the...more

29 Sep 2023 | Press release

Sam Fender song crowned greatest of the last 15 years by Absolute Radio listeners

‘Seventeen Going Under’ was voted the greatest track as Absolute Radio celebrates its 15th birthday   To celebrate Absolute Radio’s 15th birthday this month, the station asked its listeners to have their say and vote for their favourite song of the past 15...more

28 Sep 2023 | Press release

IFPI launches four new music charts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and North Africa

Further charts follow successful launch of first ever regional MENA chart in November 2022   IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, has today announced the launch of four new charts, giving music fans, record labels and artists an official ranking on the top...more

28 Sep 2023 | Press release

UK Music Video Awards 2023: Nominations revealed ahead of awards ceremony on 26 October

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28 Sep 2023 | Press release

More winners announced for the Artist & Manager Awards 2023 in association with beatBread

Bello named Manager of the Year for developing Central Cee’s global business (award sponsored by PPL) Debbie ‘Cookie’ Pryce & Susan Banfield aka The Cookie Crew recognised as Pioneers (award sponsored by TikTok) The Flight Club’s Samuel Ademosu & Ruth Gyaniao to...more

28 Sep 2023 | Press release

William Hsieh appointed Managing Director of Universal Music Taiwan

  Universal Music Greater China (UMGC), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced the appointment of seasoned industry executive William Hsieh as Managing Director of Universal Music Taiwan, and Senior Vice President of UMGC, effective immediately. William Hsieh will...more

28 Sep 2023 | Press release

World’s oldest founder-led classical music talent agency, HarrisonParrott to become Employee Ownership Trust and Jasper Parrott to appoint new CEO after 54 years at the helm

  - 54 years on from its inception, majority ownership of the classical music and performing arts agency will be passed on to its employees.- Having co-founded the business in 1969 and led it since, Jasper Parrott is now appointing a...more

27 Sep 2023 | Press release

AIM Awards 2023: Hospital Records, Rough Bones, Caius Pawson & Resident Music Victorious

Avelino wins Best Independent Album in association with Spotify – takes to stage for 50 years of Hip Hop celebration supported by BBC 1Xtra RAYE and 070 Shakewin Best Track in association with Meta, Shygirl wins UK Independent Breakthrough Other winners include...more

27 Sep 2023 | Press release

Pablo Bowman Navarro wins 3 ASCAP London Music Awards including Songwriter Of The Year

Steve Mac Takes Home Song of the Year and Top Streaming Song for “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran  Daniel Pemberton Wins 2 Box Office Film of the Year Awards; Mogwai and Jonny Greenwood Pick Up TV and Film Composition Awards   ASCAP, the American Society...more

27 Sep 2023 | Press release

The BRIT Awards 2024

Confirmed to return in primetime Saturday evening slotSaturday 2nd MarchBroadcast live exclusively on ITV1 and ITVX Damian Christian continues to oversee as BRIT Committee Chair Mastercard, ITV and The O2 arena renew long-standing partnerships The BRIT Awards 2024 with Mastercard today confirms that next...more

27 Sep 2023 | Press release

Sony Music UK & Ireland COO, Nicola Tuer, will be leaving the business for family reasons at the end of September

Nicola's career at Sony Music UK spans nearly 30 years, steadily rising from the sales department to being appointed Sony's first female Chief Operating Officer in 2014 – making her one of the most senior women in the UK music industry for many...more

27 Sep 2023 | Press release

Music tech company Audoo appoints Melanie Johnson as Chief Commercial Officer during continued international expansion

  The esteemed business development executive adds to Audoo's growing team of international industry experts. Joining Audoo's global expansion and mission to revolutionise public performance royalties for music creators, licensees and businesses worldwide. Audoo—the music technology company revolutionising public performance royalties—has appointed Melanie...more

27 Sep 2023 | Press release

The Police Officially Join TikTok

  Having originally formed in 1977, one of the most legendary groups of all time known for their infectious melodies and genre bending new wave sounds, The Police (@ThePolice) have officially joined TikTok. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their groundbreaking album Synchronicity this year, the iconic...more

27 Sep 2023 | Press release

BMG acquires Jet's recordings catalogue

  BMG is pleased to announce it has acquired the recordings catalogue of multi-platinum and award-winning Australian rock band Jet. The deal with BMG includes Australian and New Zealand rights to the band's first two albums, Get Born and Shine On,and the global royalty stream...more

27 Sep 2023 | Press release

John Saunderson rejoins Notting Hill Music Group

The Notting Hill Music Group is delighted to announce the return of John Saunderson as Head of Creative Services. His portfolio will include writer, song and catalogue development, overseeing collaborations and songcamps all over the world and the identification and...more

27 Sep 2023 | Press release

Let Me Hear Your Data Talk: Spindl Revolutionizes Data Analysis for the Music Business

Data is everything in the music business. It can tell you all you need to know, but it too often stays silent. Fragmented across file formats and platforms, music pros don't know precisely what they have, what it's worth, what...more

26 Sep 2023 | Press release

Music Venue Trust calls on UK government to extend business rate relief for grassroots music venues

Venues Closing at Rate of More Than One a Week with 4000 Job Losses in Last 12 Months Music Venue Trust (MVT), the charity which represents almost 900 UK grassroots music venues (GMVs), has called on the UK Government to extend business...more

26 Sep 2023 | Press release

Music Mudder 2023 raises over £61,000 for Nordoff and Robbins Music Therapy

  Music Mudder 2023, the hotly contested music-inspired endurance event organised by leading talent agency Wasserman Music, in partnership with music therapy charity, Nordoff and Robbins, successfully raised over £61,000 and counting for the charity, leaving no clean shirts in sight in...more

26 Sep 2023 | Press release

BBC Radio 6 Music presents New Music Fix Live in Glasgow this November

Today on their New Music Fix Daily show on BBC Radio 6 Music (7-9pm), Tom Ravenscroft and Deb Grant announced New Music Fix Live – a four-day celebration of emerging artists and Glasgow's vibrant music scene, which will be broadcast...more

03 Oct 2023

  • Chorus of disapproval for Hipgnosis Songs Fund deal (see Analysis)

02 Oct 2023

  • U2 open the new Las Vegas Sphere (see Features, Reviews)

29 Sep 2023

  • Songtradr acquires Bandcamp (see Business)

28 Sep 2023

  • Leading independent figures comment on Deezer’s artist-centric model (see Comment)

27 Sep 2023

  • Scott Cohen talks new song investment platform JKBX: ‘We feel very strongly that these are securities’ (see Features)

26 Sep 2023

  • Publishers hit back at X’s move to dismiss infringement lawsuit (see News)

  • Let’s reform streaming without a two-tier system (see Comment)

25 Sep 2023

  • Spotify’s long-awaited HiFi tier could finally be getting closer to launch (see Digital)

22 Sep 2023

  • Deezer raises subscription prices for the second time in 12 months (see Digital)

  • CMOs should license publishing rights for musical works as NFTs (see Opinion)

21 Sep 2023

  • The myth of fan power (see Opinion)

20 Sep 2023

  • Holding Apple accountable: The future of the internet economy depends on it (see Opinion)

  • Who wins and who loses under a user centric streaming model? (see Analysis)