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Songwriting & Composing


Songwriting & Composing

The MU is there to protect people's rights and to make sure they're compensated fairly.

David Arnold, award-winning composer

Most musicians will be involved in music writing to some extent during their career, from writing for themselves or other artists, to composing for film and television, through to teachers arranging works for use by their students. In this section you will find information about important aspects of music writing, such as copyright and royalties. It also highlights some of the resources the MU can provide to help your career such as standard contracts and appropriate rates of pay.

Songwriting & Composing News

MPs & Peers: Please Support Musicians Working in the EU

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is calling on MPs to support musicians working in the EU – share the pledge! #WorkingInTheEU

TUC launches major new survey on the experiences of LGBT+ workers

The TUC wants to know more about the experiences of LGBT+ people of work in order to develop campaigns and materials to support workers, and help employers build inclusive workplaces.

Events

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!

London

Manage Your Own PR Workshop

01 September

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

London