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The MU pledges to continue its fight on behalf of the War Horse band

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.

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Live Rates 2014

Members can now access the latest live rates for 2014 by logging into the website and visiting Advice and downloads > Playing Live > Live rates.

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MU at The Great Escape, 8-11 May 2014, Brighton

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.

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MU members win Olivier Awards

The MU congratulates its members involved in productions which were nominated for, or won, Olivier Awards this year.

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MU champions Milton Keynes Music Co-operative

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.

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Manchester's Night & Day cafe launches campaign to protect music venues

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.

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MU backs ‘Play Fair on Ticket Fees’ campaign

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.

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Scottish Government signals support for instrumental teaching

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.

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Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year Awards 2013

Image ©Richard Johnson 2012

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.

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MU challenges the Royal National Theatre's attempt to replace the War Horse band with a recording

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).

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