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Who We Are

We are the MU – a globally-respected organisation which represents over 31,000 musicians working right across the music industry.

As well as negotiating on behalf of musicians with all the major employers in the industry; we provide advice, services and assistance tailored to each individual member.

We are behind every musician – whether you are full time, part time, self-employed or a student musician.

MU HQ (National Office)


General Secretary
Horace Trubridge

Deputy General Secretary
Naomi Pohl

Assistant General Secretary
Phil Kear

Assistant Secretary
David Ashley

Communications and Government Relations

Head of Communications & Government Relations
Isabelle Gutierrez

PR & Marketing Official
Keith Ames

Campaigns & Social Media Official
Maddy Radcliff

Online Communications Officer
Autumn Sharkey

Digital Development Officer
Katerina Baranova


In House Solicitor
Dawn Rodger


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Official
John Shortell

Education and Training

National Organiser, Education & Training
Diane Widdison

Music Education Official
David Barnard

Music Education Official
Chris Walters

Education and Equalities Officer
Florence Morris

Live Performance

National Organiser, Live Performance
Dave Webster

Live Performance Official
Kelly Wood

Recording and Broadcasting

Recording & Broadcasting Official
Michael Sweeney

Licensing & Distribution Official
Annie Turner

Sessions Official
Geoff Ellerby


National Organiser, Orchestras
Jo Laverty

Orchestras Official
Morris Stemp