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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

MU Update on British Airways Instrument Policy

The MU has been in discussion with British Airways over a recent development of their musical instrument policy.

The MU is Here to Support You If You Face Inappropriate Behaviour at Work​

We are here to offer support and guidance if you face sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse at work. If you are an employed or self-employed musician, regardless of which part of the industry you work in, you can talk to us. We will listen.

Events

Young Workers’ Month – Effective Negotiation Webinar

29 November

Learn how to negotiate effectively and build your confidence to get a fair deal for you and your work at this Musicians’ Union / FEU Training workshop – part of the MU’s Young Workers’ Month celebrations. #YWM17