Steven Morrison

The Birthday Suit / Dirty Rose – Rock


‘Being a young musician who is trying to find his feet in the industry, it’s great knowing that the MU is there to point you in the right direction when things get confusing.’

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Martin Carthy

Folk


‘At a time when the very idea is under attack, membership of your Union is very important indeed. My father worked for many years in the International Department of the TUC and such notions were instilled in me from a very early age. These days when things are changing even as we speak, there is, as Woody Guthrie and many others have said, Power in the Union.’

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Delays

Indie Rock


‘Knowing we can call on the MU for help, support and advice at a moment’s notice has enabled us to focus on what we love best – the music.’



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Steve Levine

Producer


‘I’ve been a member of the MU since 1978. This was around the time when I was making the transition from engineer to producer. As a record producer it’s always been important to me that the session musicians should be fairly compensated for the work they do.

Being more involved in the MU as I am today gives me a terrific insight into the workings of the Union. This really helps me convey the many positive aspects of being part of the Musicians’ Union and the tireless work they do behind the scenes on behalf of the members.’

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Fiona Wight

Legend – Classical


‘Creating my own band and show was daunting, coming from the security of performing with big business stage shows. With the invaluable free legal advice from the MU, I had my own safety net and the support to go it alone.’

Photograph by Imelda Michalczyk

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Rodney Brannigan

Folk


‘Immediate response is the huge benefit of public liability insurance, which costs loads with other insurers, and doesn’t necessarily cover all of the musical work that you do. Plus, as a world travelling artist, you also have your instruments insured, all for one fee.’

Photograph by Mike Whelan

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What?

We look after the interests of thirty thousand musicians. Anyone from performers, writers, teachers, producers or students working in all sectors of the business and across all genres. And unlike other advisors, our only agenda is your agenda.

But don’t take our word for it. Have a look at what a few of our members have to say.

Why?

You’re a musician, not a lawyer. You want to make music, not unduly worry about unpaid fees, cancelled bookings and intellectual property rights. That’s why you join the Musicians’ Union.

You’re a musician, not an agent. You want your rights as a composer, songwriter or producer to be protected, especially against online rip-offs.
That’s why you join the MU.

Join

To find out more about how we can support you, and for a full list of all the benefits, visit the MU website themu.org. Click here to join online.