Musicians' Union industry statement podcasts

Musicians' Union industry statement podcasts

MU industry podcasts

In the first of a series of industry statement MU podcasts, General Secretary John Smith and Assistant General Secretary Horace Trubridge expand upon their regular features in the Union’s journal, The Musician, and comment upon a number of important issues for the working musician.

In the recently distributed spring 2013 edition, John focuses on the success of the Association of British Orchestra’s Conference, how budget cuts are impacting upon artists’ working lives, pending changes to the period of protection for sound recordings, plus welcomes the Government’s u-turn on the ill-fated English Baccalaureate.  In a detailed and insightful dispatch, John elaborates on these themes and underlines the value of the Union’s work in protecting a future for its members.

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Horace, meanwhile, asks ‘What if the producer’s artistic vision is threatening not just live music but also the employment of musicians?’.  Outlining why the MU is steadfast in its determination to maintain the high standards of live music in the UK, Horace takes the opportunity to highlight the importance and contribution of British musicians to both the nation’s balance sheet and cultural life in the 21st century.

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The Musician is distributed quarterly to members and each edition includes interviews, articles, news for members, campaigns and reviews. The journal is also produced in CD format for visually-impaired members and as selected MP3 files, which members can download from the website.



Posted: March 11, 2013

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