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Playing Live

The Live Music Act was a fantastic achievement and really opened up opportunities for small venues to put on live music.

Horace Trubridge, MU Assistant General Secretary

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Sign the Petition for Free Movement for Musicians post-Brexit #WorkingInTheEU

Sign the #WorkingInTheEU petition to call on Government and Parliament to back free movement for musicians post-Brexit. It only takes a couple of minutes, and can make a really big difference to our campaign.

Sign the Petition to Reverse Ban on Musicians at St. Sepulchre's

The Musicians' Union (MU) added its voice to calls to reverse the recently imposed ban on musicians at St Sepulchre's, known as the National Musicians' Church. Please sign the petition and support music at this historic venue.


The Palace Drum Clinic – featuring Matt Green and Pete Cater

28 September

Musicians’ Union (MU) member Matt Green from the UK National Drum Fair has invited some of the UK's top drumming talent to perform in Redditch.


Get Noticed!

22 September

Get that gig! Learn how to write a targeted CV and profile at this FEU Training workshop. It’s free for Musicians’ Union (MU) members. Apply for your place now.


1-2-1 Advice Sessions Available in Swansea

09 October

Book a free 1-2-1 advice session with your Musicians’ Union (MU) Regional Officer Andy Warnock in Swansea, to talk about a work issue, your career or the music industry.


Are you being recorded?

Find out more about your rights if you are being recorded while playing live music.

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