Given the amount of money generated by the streaming of music, it doesn’t make sense that songwriters, composers and performers have to rely on Government support and struggle so badly to survive. For this reason, the Musicians’ Union and Ivors Academy joined forces to demand more transparency in the flow of money generated by streaming services.
If you are a musician working in the United Kingdom, I encourage you to learn about the Musicians’ Union and the advice, resources and networking opportunities offered there.
Since 2018, the UK committed to celebrate Windrush Day every year on June 22, to honor the British Caribbean community. For the ocassion, the Musicians Union invited Millicent to write for the guest blog, exploring the impact that the Windrush Generation has had on her and the British music scene as a whole.
The Women in Music Conference, organized by the Musicians’ Union, took place in Manchester on March 28th. It was an enlightening and empowering event where prominent female voices gave us an insight on the nuances of the industry, some keys for success learned from their experience and, mostly, a boost of courage and optimism to face the challenges still present for women in the music industry.