The Union’s Executive modernises the Sections.

The Union’s Executive modernises the Sections.

Important notice for all members of the Union’s specialist and industrial Sections

The Union’s Executive Committee has decided to modernise the Sections.

The proposed changes are designed to:

Better reflect the spread of work undertaken by members

Improve means of communication between members and the Executive Committee

Give a fair and equal platform to members working in all areas of the profession

Focus on industrial issues rather than genres

Align each Section with the relevant Union department to enable them to work better together.

The changes to the Sections will take place in 2014.

The following Sections will remain unchanged:

The Teachers’ Section

The Music Writers’ Section

The Orchestra Section

The Theatre Section

Members of the Folk Section, the Gig Section and the Jazz Section will be transferred across to a new Section called the Live Performance Section.

The Session Section will be re-formed as the Recording and Broadcasting Section and the current members of the Session Section will be transferred across to this new Section.

Nominations for committee members for the new Sections will be taken in the Spring of 2014.

Details of these changes will be sent to all MU members along with their Winter issue of The Musician next week


The Sections of the Union in 2014 will be as follows:

Live Performance Section
Dave Webster, National Organiser – Live Performance
60 – 62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ
T 020 7840 5512
F 020 7582 9805
E live@theMU.org

Music Writers’ Section
Ben Jones, National Organiser – Recording & Broadcasting
60- 62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ
T 020 7840 5557
F 020 7793 9185
E writers@theMU.org

Orchestra Section
Bill Kerr, National Organiser – Orchestras
61 Bloom Street, Manchester M1 3LY
T 0161 233 4002
F 0161 236 0159
E orchestral@theMU.org

Recording & Broadcasting Section
Ben Jones, National Organiser – Recording & Broadcasting
60 – 62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ
T 020 7840 5557
F 020 7793 9185
E rb@theMU.org

Teachers’ Section
Diane Widdison, National Organiser – Education & Training
60 – 62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ
T 020 7840 5558
F 020 7582 9805
E teachers@theMU.org

Theatre Section
Dave Webster, National Organiser – Live Performance
60 – 62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ
T 020 7840 5512
F 020 7582 9805
E theatre@theMU.org

Posted: December 12, 2013

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