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VAT Place of Supply of Services – changes due in 2015

Members are alerted to impending changes to VAT rules, coming into effect on 1 January 2015. The changes only affect B2C transactions where the customer is a private person based in another EU member state.

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Delight at Rome Opera outcome: musicians reinstated

Last night Loris Grossi, trombonist at Rome Opera Theatre (ROT) and FIM member, announced that the 182 members of ROT who were sacked on the 2nd October 2014, have been reinstated.

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MU, Basca and UK Music Launch Judicial Review

The MU, The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and UK Music have launched an application for Judicial Review of the Government’s introduction of a private copying exception without providing fair compensation for songwriters, musicians and other rights holders within the creative sector.

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Showcase Scotland Expo, The Visit 2015: call for applications

Showcase Scotland Expo will present a showcase of Scottish artists and internationally renowned musicians at the second edition of The Visit.

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#YWM14: Working with a signed artist

To celebrate TUC Young Workers’ Month we’re sharing some of the big questions we get from young members, along with tips and advice. Regional Officer Alex Mann guides you through what to look out for when working with a signed artist; the risks involved and how to protect your rights.

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Busking in London

Members may be aware that the MU has been working with the Greater London Authority and other stakeholders in an attempt to devise a pan London busking Code of Conduct ‘Busk In London’. This is moving ahead and should, if accepted by all London authorities, set out a level playing field for buskers across London.

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UK Music calls time on unpaid internships

UK Music has joined forces with Intern Aware, to launch an Internship Code of Practice for music companies and young people. The Code will help employers understand their role and duty when hiring an intern, and importantly show them their responsibilities in terms of pay and tenure.

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#YWM14: What is copyright and how does it affect you?

To celebrate TUC Young Workers’ Month we’re sharing some of the big questions we get from young members, along with tips and advice. Licensing Officer Madeline Hennessy looks at some copyright basics and how it can affect your career as a musician, songwriter or composer.

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Scottish Labour Party Leadership Elections

MU members who live in Scotland and pay into the political fund will soon be receiving voting papers for the Scottish Labour Party Leadership Elections.

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Save the Brighton Hippodrome

The Brighton Hippodrome could be one of the most magnificent theatres in the country. Instead it is threatened with conversion into retail, restaurant and cinema units.

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