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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

Get Noticed!

22 September

Get that gig! Learn how to write a targeted CV and profile at this FEU Training workshop. It’s free for Musicians’ Union (MU) members. Apply for your place now.

London

1-2-1 Advice Sessions Available in Swansea

09 October

Book a free 1-2-1 advice session with your Musicians’ Union (MU) Regional Officer Andy Warnock in Swansea, to talk about a work issue, your career or the music industry.

Swansea

1-2-1 Advice Sessions Available in Merthyr Tydfil

19 October

Book a free 1-2-1 advice session with your Musicians’ Union (MU) Regional Officer Andy Warnock in Merthyr Tydfil, to talk about a work issue, your career or the music industry.

Merthyr Tydfil