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Working for the Musicians' Union

Sessions Official

We currently have a vacancy for a Sessions Official, as part of our Recording and Broadcasting team based at our head quarters in Clapham Road, London.

Job Description

As the Sessions Official, you will be responsible for ensuring recording sessions taking place throughout the UK are conducted under the terms and conditions set out in the MU’s various Collective Bargaining Agreements with employers of session musicians.

You will also be responsible for negotiating synchronisation licence fees, on behalf of session musicians, for the use of commercial audio recordings on which they have performed, in films, adverts and video games.

You will undertake a regular programme of visits to recording studios and music education establishments throughout the UK, building relationships and raising the profile of the Musicians’ Union.

In addition, you will assist in the maintenance of a national overview of orchestral in-house media agreements, and provide advice and guidance to members, contractors and employees on matters relating to agreements and rates.

Job Requirements

As well as a thorough understanding of copyright and performers’ rights, you will have a sound knowledge of the role of the Musicians’ Union, as well as the nature of its collective agreements, and a broad appreciation of the overall aims and objectives of the trade union movement.

Extensive knowledge of the music industry and experience of licensing, copyright administration and negotiation is essential.

Pay and Hours

The position attracts a salary of £54,000, along with a contribution towards a personal pension scheme.

Although working a basic 37½ hour week, the demands of the job are such that you may need to be available for work outside normal office hours, for which time off in lieu is available.

The annual leave entitlement is 30 days, excluding public holidays.

How to apply

Please download the application form and job description. Send completed application forms to

The closing date for applications is 19 May 2018.

Related downloads

Sessions Official Job Description 2018 (PDF 30.1 bytes file opens in new window)

Sessions Official Application Form 2018 (Word document 124.99 bytes file opens in new window)