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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

BOOK Music & Lyrics Groups Open for Applications

BOOK Music & Lyrics in now accepting applications for its 2017 Librettists Group and its First Year Composer/ Lyricist Group for emerging musical theatre professional development.

Sign the Petition Calling for a Law to Force Employers to Pay Freelancers on Time

Sign this petition calling for a law to force employers to pay on time for freelance / contractual work.

Events

Off The Record - Music Industry Event for 14-25 year olds

11 February

Off The Record returns to Glasgow for a day of workshops, presentations and talks catering for young people interested in working as musicians or in the music business.

Glasgow

Book a MU & MCPS/PRS for Music 1-2-1 Advice Sessions

25 January

Book a 1-2-1 advice meeting for advice on about your career and how best to move forward or any contract, legal or other query you may have.

Glasgow