Keith Ames

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New York Christmas

My wife Julie, my son Ben and I have just returned from an exhilarating short trip to New York, during which we stayed in the centre of Manhattan and sampled many of the festive delights the city offers in the run-up to Christmas.

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The Musician (winter 19)

The winter 2019 issue of The Musician is being dispatched in print format to members today and in this edition we lead with a pre-election feature focusing on why voting against Brexit is vital for musicians. I am proud to highlight this is the 60th edition I have edited, having been responsible for the production of four issues a year since spring 2005.

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Friday bonanza

A particular busy but fun day courtesy of the MU Comms Dept Christmas lunch, the annual PPL & PRS for Music December drinks, plus in the evening to round off events, a Schroder reunion with former work colleagues in Belgravia.

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Canterbury studio

I drove down to Canterbury this morning to spend a few enjoyable hours with producer and old friend Greg Fitzgerald at his superb rural retreat and studio.

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Events Industry Forum

I was invited by the Events Industry Forum and James Heappey MP to attend the launch this afternoon, in the Churchill Room at the House of Commons, of the Forum’s report into the value of UK outdoor events to the economy.

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MU in the media

In partnership with the team at Kindred PR, the MU yesterday launched its campaign to combat harassment in the music industry. This follows our recent survey of members into the issue, which highlights the disturbing number of incidents that have occurred in recent years.

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UK Music Comms

I arranged with UK Music for the MU to host this month’s Comms Committee meeting at our Oval HQ today and so, at half past three this afternoon, I welcomed representatives from all the organisation’s members to 60-62 Clapham Road.

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Beckenham CC Committee

I attended the first meeting of the Beckenham Cricket Club Junior Section Committee this evening, in which we reviewed how the matches in the summer of 2019 were administered and how we could collectively improve the experience for players and parents, plus put plans in place for encouraging membership in 2020.

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The Musician (autumn 19)

I am pleased to report that the autumn issue of the MU’s award-winning magazine, The Musician, is being posted to UK based members in sustainably sourced and fully recyclable paper envelopes for the first time.

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Kingston kicks

I spent an enjoyable  afternoon visiting Kingston. Firstly dropping into Printstore where designer Steve Ames was ready to assist in creating “Musicians’ Passport” images for our promo materials ahead of the impending party political conferences.

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