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6.1 Musicians’ Union’s Challenges and Goals for 2022 - Building a Fairer Music Industry

6.1 Musicians’ Union’s Challenges and Goals for 2022 - Building a Fairer Music Industry

June 30, 2022

What better way to start our brand new 6th season than with the return of Naomi Pohl, now General Secretary of the Musicians' Union. Elected on March 7th, 2022, just one day before International Women’s Day, Naomi became the first woman to occupy this role. 

 

You can visit the MU's website here: https://musiciansunion.org.uk/

 

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5.13: Building an inclusive musical community: a manifesto

5.13: Building an inclusive musical community: a manifesto

May 2, 2022

In this bonus episode, Katie concludes Season 5 on our theme of support for those who are historically and currently underrepresented in music, with Kate Lowes, head of programming at Manchester-based charity, Brighter Sound.

You can find information about Kate and Brighter Sound at https://www.brightersound.com

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5.12: Why words matter: helping young singers belong and thrive.

5.12: Why words matter: helping young singers belong and thrive.

April 22, 2022

Ben Parry, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and director of London Voices, on why classical music has to create a sense of belonging for under-represented groups.

You can find information about Ben and NYCGB here at www.benparry.net and  https://www.nycgb.org.uk/

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MWM 40: When stress becomes overwhelming; how to heal and stay well

MWM 40: When stress becomes overwhelming; how to heal and stay well

April 19, 2022

Katie looks at effective responses to stress and burn out.

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5.11: Trans Voices: bringing opportunity and authenticity to the performance space

5.11: Trans Voices: bringing opportunity and authenticity to the performance space

April 8, 2022

Co-founder, Anil Sebastian, and soprano, Ella Taylor, discuss how Trans Voices, the UK’s first professional Trans+ choir, is reclaiming the spaces which have hitherto excluded the musical experience of transgender voices.

You can find information about Trans Voices at: https://www.transvoices.co.uk

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MWM 39: #HashtagTipsForSocialMediaSuccess

MWM 39: #HashtagTipsForSocialMediaSuccess

March 23, 2022

Digital marketing strategist, Ryan Greaves, shares some simple, but effective tips to help your online content achieve the best possible impact for your professional profile.

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5.10: Challenging hierarchies within and beyond the concert space

5.10: Challenging hierarchies within and beyond the concert space

March 18, 2022

Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey and Margaret Pinder interrogate how ensembles negotiate and collaborate in the immediate process of performance; how hierarchies we take for granted within the performing unit can influence the other hierarchies we adopt as musicians, and how these can and should be challenged.

You can find information about Cayenna and her work at http://www.cayennaponchione.com

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MWM 38: Dealing with rejection

MWM 38: Dealing with rejection

March 15, 2022

Practical advice on ways to limit the pain of rejection, and how to move forward positively and practically from what may feel like the worst moment of our lives.

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5.9: Limitless Music Making

5.9: Limitless Music Making

March 11, 2022

Katie and Kieran Szifris founded Mixtape Music Makers in 2021 to bring a new cross-genre way of learning and experiencing music to the North East.

Here they talk about ‘musical gateway drugs’, gate keepers, being brought up in folk and opera, and how the formal ways children learn music can hold them back from stepping into their full musical selves.

You can find out more about their programme at https://mixtapemusicmakerscic.com/

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MWM 37: How to WOOP your life.

MWM 37: How to WOOP your life.

March 8, 2022

As part of our ongoing series on strategies to address the personal and professional challenges we face, Katie looks at one of the many apps out there that claim to help you successfully tackle your issues: the intriguingly named “WOOP My Life."

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