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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

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.

Take UK Music’s Measuring Music Survey

Take UK Music’s Measuring Music Survey to help us develop the economic case for the industry and lobby government on your behalf.

Events

Book a 1-2-1 Advice Session – Belfast

26 May

MU Regional Organiser, Caroline Sewell will be available in Belfast on Friday 26 May for 1-2-1 advice sessions on any aspect of your music career.

Belfast

MU 1-2-1 Advice Sessions – Salisbury

23 May

If you would like some advice on your career or the music industry, book a 1-2-1 on Tuesday 23 May for the chance to talk about it in person.

Salisbury