Have you been pressured to work for free?

Have you been pressured to work for free?

We are concerned at a growing trend of professional musicians not being paid for their work.

The Olympics brought the issue to the fore, but we’ve uncovered numerous examples since – including Café Rouge expecting musicians to work for no fee at charity events where only a third of the revenue is going to charity.

The MU will be launching a major new public awareness campaign targetted at this issue in the next couple of months and we need case studies.

If you would be prepared to give a short summary of a time when you were expected to work for free for the campaign website, please contact isabelle.gutierrez@themu.org

Most musicians are not well paid and therefore music fans need to join this campaign to ensure that music continues to be a viable profession.

Posted: September 21, 2012