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Fair Play Venues

Search Fair Play Venues Online

Whether you’re planning a tour or looking for venues in your area, finding places to play where musicians can be certain of getting a fair deal can be a trial and error exercise, and difficult to research.

The MU set up the MU Fair Play Venue scheme in 2013, inviting venues to declare their support for the fair treatment of musicians and their opposition to pay-to-play and unfair ticketing deals by signing up to the Fair Play Scheme.

Fair Play Venues can be identified by the sticker displayed on the premises, but now the Fair Play Venue database allows you to search those venues online for the first time.

From here, you can locate Fair Play Venues in your area, read about the kind of music they promote and find out how you go about getting a gig.

Use the Musicians’ Union (MU) database to find Fair Play Venues across the UK, what they are looking for, and how to get gigs.

If you’ve been booked to perform at a Fair Play Venue recently please get in touch and let us know how you got on, particularly if you need any help or advice from us as your Union. You can email us at live@theMU.org.

Related downloads

Fair Play Guide (PDF 617.65 bytes file opens in new window)