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Testimonials

What our members think

It’s vital to join the MU…if you want to get the issues that concern you looked at and addressed and fought for with some kind of solidarity.

Tom Robinson, songwriter and broadcaster

‘It’s vital to join the MU…if you want to get the issues that concern you looked at and addressed and fought for with some kind of solidarity.’
Tom Robinson, songwriter and broadcaster


'The band I am touring with are full of praise for the MU for consent form advice and cheap NCP parking'
Rick Finlay, drummer and educator


‘People understand what a union is once they’ve needed to access the services of a union, when they’re in trouble. I understood what a union could do for you because my dad was a union rep at the local yard.’
James Dean Bradfield, Manic Street Preachers


'I was performing in the Natural History Museum a few months ago and they asked me if I was covered for public liability. Without public liability insurance they would not let us play. I said: “I am a MU member and covered for £10 million worth of public liability insurance”’
Channi Singh, musician and ‘godfather of bhangra’


‘We need unions more than ever.’
Martin Carthy MBE, world-famous folk musician and singer


‘I have been using MU contracts for a number of years now. They are concise, easy to understand and have a professional look to them. 
Debi Hall, Blondie tribute artist


‘The MU is there to represent the views of our players and keep us in check if they feel that’s needed. Sometimes we have discussions where we don’t agree, but I cannot think of an occasion in my time here where we haven’t been able to reach a compromise agreement.’
Bob Riley, Camarata’s Chief Executive


‘I’ve been a member since I was 18. For me it’s all about strength in numbers. I love being a musician and I love this industry, and it’s easier to represent collective interests than it is to represent individual interests. It’s a great union, full of really cool people doing things for a living that they love. It’s full of people who are well intentioned, so it’s a great thing to be a part of.’
Adam Goldsmith, ace session guitarist