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Protect Musicians Rights Post Brexit

The Musicians' Union (MU) is working hard to represent you during the Brexit process.

Since the referendum, we have worked closely MPs and Lords, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the music industry to protect musicians’ careers in the Brexit negotiations.

Our five key issues are protecting working musicians’ right to travel, copyright protection, workers’ rights, the rights of EU citizens in the UK, and arts funding.

The campaign is in full swing. And your support is essential.  

The end of free movement

A key question for musicians working in the EU post-Brexit is the right to travel in the EU for work.

We’re calling on Government to guarantee a simple, cheap and admin-light EU touring visa for musicians and performers.

Ensure your right to travel for work in the EU post-Brexit

Tell us your Brexit thoughts, questions or concerns. Email Maddy Radcliff, MU Campaigns & Public Affairs Official, at

There are lots of other ways to get involved in your Union, from attending events to supporting campaigns or joining committees where your voice has a real impact on what we do. Take a look at the options, and get involved. 

The Brexit negotiations are going to be lengthy and complex, and there are many potential risks for musicians.

The MU will be fighting hard to retain mobility, funding, copyright and workers rights and employment status for EU nationals but it’s really important you get involved.

Horace Trubridge, MU General Secretary Elect

Brexit News

MU Welcomes Labour Party Stance on Brexit

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has welcomed the Brexit motion that was passed at Labour Party Conference last week.

Concerned About Your Right to Work in the EU Post-Brexit? Ask Your MP & Devolved Representatives to Back Musicians

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is calling on Government and Parliament to introduce a European Union (EU) touring visa for musicians working in the EU post-Brexit.

Musicians’ Union Calling for Touring Visa for Musicians Post-Brexit

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is calling on Government and Parliament to introduce a European Union (EU) touring visa for musicians working in the EU post-Brexit.

Members Encouraged to Sign Up to the People’s Vote Campaign

The Executive Committee of the Musicians’ Union (MU) has voted to back this campaign at its September meeting.

House of Lords Sub-Committee Calls for Clarity on Free Movement Post-Brexit

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is delighted that the House of Lords’ European Union Home Affairs Sub-Committee is calling for clarity on free movement post-Brexit in the cultural sector.

Minister Meets With Musicians’ Union to Discuss Touring and Working in Europe post Brexit

Margot James MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries met with the Musicians’ Union (MU) to discuss issues around musicians travelling and working abroad post-Brexit.