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Keep Music Live

Over the last year, we have fought to save the War Horse Band, supported venues fighting for survival and lobbied for the Agent of Change principle – all under the banner ‘Keep Music Live’.

Agent of Change

This would seem to be a fair and proper arrangement and it's about time we adopted this law here. Read more from MU Assistant General Secretary Horace Trubridge at The Huffington Post.

We are lobbying for the Agent of Change Principle, which would make venues less vulnerable to complaints coming from residents of flats and houses that were built nearby after the venue was established. The law would make it the legal responsibility of the person or persons who have brought about changes that inadvertently affect an individual or an individual's business to take steps to remedy the problem.

If a venue near you is under threat due to noise complaints or development, please contact your Regional Office.

Honesty Code

We believe audiences should be informed in advance if a performance is using recorded music as a substitute for live music.

This would enable consumers to make informed decisions before parting with money and would recognise and reward those artists, producers, promoters and programme makers who continue to value and support live music.

The MU continues to lobby on this basis and we have staged protests and demonstrations where appropriate.

Campaign News

UK Live Music Census Launches Thursday 9 March

The world’s first national music census will go live on Thursday 9 March, and we encourage all MU members to take part.

MU Discusses Dirty Dancing’s ‘Dirty Dealing’ on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire

MU Midlands Organiser Stephen Brown discussed Dirty Dancing’s ‘dirty dealing’ on The Breakfast Show with Trish Adudu, BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire.

Musicians’ Union Supports Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week is a seven-day celebration of small music venues around the UK, and the Musicians’ Union is proud to be involved once again.

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.