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EU Youth Orchestra Makes Brexit

Brexit has forced the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), that was founded back in 1976, to relocate from the UK to Italy.

In October, EUYO accepted an offer from the Italian culture ministry to be based in two Italian cities: Ferrara and Rome. EUYO will have spring and autumn residencies at Teatro Abbado in Ferrara.

The orchestra, made up of youth aged 17 to 24, has about 120 players each year. There are currently 13 British players who will soon be affected by this relocation and become ineligible to play.

Additionally, the European Union Baroque Orchestra has already relocated from Oxfordshire to Antwerp.

Anti-Piracy System Makes Strides in UK

In one year the UK-based PRS for Music’s Anti-Piracy System (MAPS) has made great strides against piracy. The collection society claims it has located 5 million infringing URLs and removed more than 80% of reported links, as well as sending 136,000 takedown notices to websites linking to or hosting music illegally. The system allows users to track and request takedowns of unlicensed materials.