The MU received judgement today on its claim for Interim Injunctive relief for the five members of the War Horse band whose contracts the Royal National Theatre (NT) attempted to terminate in March 2014. The NT has replaced the band with a recording, elements of which were recorded outside the UK and therefore not subject to MU rates.
Members can now access the latest live rates for 2014 by logging into the website and visiting Advice and downloads > Playing Live > Live rates.
Performing or attending the Great Escape Festival in Brighton this year? Get in touch to make an appointment for one-to-one career advice with MU Regional Officer, Emily Stewart who will be there for the duration.
The MU congratulates its members involved in productions which were nominated for, or won, Olivier Awards this year.
Musicians are very resourceful. They need to be, given current public funding cuts. The loss of £22m in three years from music education has resulted in hundreds of instrumental teachers losing their jobs.
One of Manchester’s oldest and most successful live music venues, the Night and Day cafe, has launched a petition and campaign after receiving a Noise Abatement Notice following a complaint from a local resident.
The MU is backing the ‘Play Fair on Ticket Fees’ campaign and petition launched by consumer group Which? in relation to booking fees and hidden extra charges within the ticketing industry.
Amid growing concerns over the potential for local level music education cuts in Scotland, the Heads of Instrumental Teaching (HITs) group has secured a year-long secondment for a HITs representative to work with the Scottish Government to find alternative solutions. The MU is supportive of this work, which grew from the ‘Let the Children Play' campaign.
Last year the MU was honoured to sponsor two awards at the Classic FM Teacher of Year Awards, which were handed out at the Music For Youth Schools Proms over three spectacular nights in November.
The MU is supporting the five musicians engaged on the acclaimed musical production War Horse, (Neyire Ashworth, Andrew Callard, Jonathan Eddie, David Holt, and Colin Rae) in their application for an Interim Injunction seeking enforcement of the contracts between them and the Royal National Theatre (RNT).