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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

Launch of #LoveMusic Campaign Ahead of Key Copyright Directive Vote on 12 September

September 12 will see a crucial vote on the EU Copyright Directive, which aims to update current legislation and address the balance between billion-pound content platforms, and the meagre profit passed on to the content creators.

Free Soma Skool Production Course Places for MU Members Now Available

Shoogle Studios and the Musicians’ Union have teamed up once again to bring MU members the unmissable opportunity to attend a Soma Skool music production course.