Against the bleak background of orchestral pay freezes it is good to be able to report a small increase in pay at two orchestras.
Bristol Ensemble’s board of trustees and the Wiltshire Music Centre are seeking to appoint new Chairs during 2015.
Researchers based at the University of Bristol are currently undertaking a project focused on musicians and their use of social media. They are interested in finding out about how musicians and bands - currently signed to labels in south west England - use social media and their attitudes about the role it plays in their careers.
Are you an artist, producer, artist’s agent or tour organiser and want your band to play in the South West of England? Take advantage of this opportunity to apply for funding and support.
The MU will have a dedicated stand in the trade fair and members attending Womex are invited to use the stand as a networking hub or can visit to book a one to one meeting with a MU official.
The MU are supporting the TUC march to "Save The NHS" on 29 September in Manchester. As well as marching we have decided to quite literally "bang the drum" by putting together a samba band for the event with the help of "Manchester School of Samba".
Beyond Borders - a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Colwinston Trust.
MU members in the South West can check out the latest workshops, information, events and opportunities available on the South West Music School website.
The Musicians’ Hearing Service (MHS) is offering a set of ERs at £138, with a free hearing test for anyone who has ERs that were purchased in 2008 or before.
The MU is launching a campaign for fair pay for musicians which can be found at www.worknotplay.co.uk. The campaign comes in response to the growing number of examples of musicians being expected to work for free whilst other workers involved in the event are being paid. Share your comments on Twitter using #WorkNotPlayMU.