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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

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.

Musicians’ Union expresses disappointment at MEPs' decision to reject the Copyright Directive

The fight goes on to ensure fair payments for use of musicians’ and creators’ work online.