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‘Playing on a Level Playing Field’ – by Jim Mawdsley

The MDA is proud to publish the first in a series of campaign papers penned by its membership, with the first being an inspired discussion regarding music development in the UK.

Our aim is to raise the visibility and sector awareness of important issues affecting music business growth and sustainability. There are also campaign papers in the pipeline covering areas such as:- International events / conventions – collective logistics and economies of scale?- Bulk Visa arrangements and finance for conventions / trade ventures.?- Local / Independent Radio Support

Here is the link to download the pdf to read: ‘Playing on a Level Playing Field’ – by Jim Mawdsley

There has been some media coverage so far with more on way:

MUSICWEEK – http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=2&storycode=1042070

UNSIGNED GUIDE – http://www.theunsignedguide.com/news/1174/paper-published-on-music-development/

Please contribute to the discussion by commenting below.

UK Music are looking for established music businesses in the North East who have approached banks for business finance

Here’s a message from our friends at generator. This is aimed at those operating in the North East but it raises some interesting points that may be useful to you wherever you are based.

“Our friends at UK Music are looking for established music businesses in the North East who have approached banks for business finance. ?Experience from across the industry suggests that this is hard to obtain and UK Music would like to make a case to the Government on behalf of the industry to request additional support in dealing with banks.

If you have been successful in obtaining finance for your business from the banks, UK Music would still like to hear from you as they would like to present a number of case studies.

Please read the letter below and forward your responses to info at ukmusic.org with your name, business and telephone number.”

Thank you.
Damian Baetens ?Director – Business Development?Generator
www.generator.org.uk

Read the letter here: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4588947573_e1d06e968b_b.jpg

uk music letter May 2010