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Playing Live

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

Playing Live News

MU Fair Play Venue scheme signs up 100th grassroots venue

Sixty Million Postcards, a grassroots music venue based in Bournemouth, has become the 100th venue to join the MU’s Fair Play Venue scheme.

Performing at a showcase in the US? ESTA is no longer the way to go.

The Musicians’ Union (MU) and British Underground can no longer recommend using ESTA to enter the US to perform at any music showcasing event – July 2017 update.


Dirty Dancing protest in Bournemouth

21 August

Join the MU’s protest about the Dirty Dancing touring show at the Bournemouth Pavilion.


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.


Manage Your Own PR Workshop

31 August

The Musicians' Union (MU) presents a comprehensive, full-day PR workshop for anyone working in music. Register now!


Are you being recorded?

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

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