MI2N
Music Industry News Network
MONDAY, MARCH 2ND
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Band News (more headlines) 08-10-2014

West End Musicians Campaign Outside War Horse Prom

Bookmark and Share

West End orchestral players and members of the Musicians' Union (MU) leafleted outside the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 3 August in advance of the BBC's War Horse Prom, to make audience members aware of the MU's ongoing campaign to 'Save the War Horse Band'.

The demo was supported digitally by a social media Thunderclap with 200 supporters and a social reach of over 90,000, calling on the National Theatre (NT) to reinstate the members of the War Horse Band who were removed from the West End production of the show in March.

The NT replaced the live band with a recording, made outside of the UK, without the MU's agreement. This decision not only threatens the livelihoods of the five individual musicians concerned but undermines the principle of live music in West End theatre.

The Prom on Sunday 3 August celebrated the live music of War Horse as part of the BBC's First World War commemoration in collaboration with the National Theatre.

Dave Lee, member of the Les Miserables band and previous Principal/Co-Principal Horn with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Opera House Orchestra, says: "This War Horse Prom celebrates live music which is ironic given the removal of the band from the West End production in March. I know from my experience performing in the West End, and previously as an Orchestral Principal, how much people value live music. The Union's campaign to save the band has great support from musicians, and the members of the public we've met today have really engaged with it. The National Theatre should reinstate the five members of the War Horse band and stop using a tape! As well as cutting jobs, they are short changing people who go to see the show."

Naomi Pohl, London Regional Organiser, says: "We were delighted to hear direct from audience members that they expect a live band when they see a West End show. Everyone we've spoken to has been horrified to hear of the removal of the musicians from War Horse and been particularly shocked that the National Theatre would choose recorded music in place of a band. The BBC Concert Orchestra performing the music from War Horse at the Prom would surely have reinforced our message for those who attended; Keep Music Live."

The MU has a good relationship with the BBC Proms, which provides employment for a large number of musicians. The Save the War Horse Band campaign and petition are aimed solely at the West End production of the show.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

MusicDish Review: Marilyn Music Single "Smoke And Mirrors"

Andre Xcellence! & American Commission Release The Official Video For "Game Of Thrones"!

Anouschka Bridges African Pop With Western Songwriting

GRAMMY Gold For Rob Chiarelli

Soundizers Announces The Release Of StereoMonoizer

Free Eventide Looper For All H9 Owners For Limited Time

Robert Kramer Releases "Branded" For Valentines Day

Cosmopolitan Country Artist Rhea Francani Releases Debut EP



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Kobalt Closes $60 Million In Funding To Scale Its Technology And Services For Songwriters, Artists And Rights Owners Globally
» Sennheiser Brings Transcendent Audio To Public Television For Front And Center Entertainment’s Speakeasy
» Brooklyn-Based Music Incubator Signs Kerchief To Artist Development & Distribution Deal
» MusicDish Review: "Games Of Thrones" Music Video By Andre Xcellence
» The Free Radio Alliance Rejoins The Fight To Oppose The Performance Tax
» ASCAP Promotes John Johnson To SVP, Licensing
» WorldArts Launches As The First-Ever Digital Discovery Platform Connecting Artists With Music Fans And Exclusive Opportunities For Worldwide Exposure
» Berklee Hosts Its 10th Annual SXSW Party: Boston And Beyond On Thursday, March 19
» TheRealDBlake To Release New 2015 "Mixtape & Music Video"
» HAIDUK Entering Studio To Record Follow Up Album To 'Spellbook'


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Conductor Long Yu Announces The Creation Of A New Music Canon - COMPOSE 20:20
» China Arts Foundation International 2nd Annual Chinese New Year Gala
» Avent Studio: A Touch Of Beijing Art In NYC
» Hampton Hotels Leverages Music And Emotion
» Ebook And Music Downloads Stagnate While Mobile Games And Videos See Strong Growth
» BakerHostetler Files Copyright Infringement Complaints For Freeplay Music Against Multi-Channel Networks
» Tim Lies Releases Chengjsihan Song For Chinese New Year
» CISAC Releases 2015 Global Collections Report
» Lauren Ceradini Joins Capitol Music Group As Vice President Of Publicity
» Asian Song Placements On Colectivo Bunka Compilation By MusicDish
» Sanlitun's FUBAR: The Latest Entry In Beijing's Live Music Scene
» Excellent Eclectic Night At Beijing's Underground Showcase

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.