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Songwriting & Composing


Songwriting & Composing

The MU is there to protect people's rights and to make sure they're compensated fairly.

David Arnold, award-winning composer

Most musicians will be involved in music writing to some extent during their career, from writing for themselves or other artists, to composing for film and television, through to teachers arranging works for use by their students. In this section you will find information about important aspects of music writing, such as copyright and royalties. It also highlights some of the resources the MU can provide to help your career such as standard contracts and appropriate rates of pay.

Songwriting & Composing News

TUC launches major new survey on the experiences of LGBT+ workers

The TUC wants to know more about the experiences of LGBT+ people of work in order to develop campaigns and materials to support workers, and help employers build inclusive workplaces.

Take UK Music’s Measuring Music Survey

Take UK Music’s Measuring Music Survey to help us develop the economic case for the industry and lobby government on your behalf.

Events

Book an MU 1-2-1 Advice Session

29 March

Book a 1-2-1 in Bristol for help with any aspect of your career from your MU Officer, Andy Warnock.

Bristol

Negotiation for Freelances

27 April

This workshop will give you tools and tips for planning, preparing and conducting negotiations in a business-like way.

London