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Protect Musicians Rights Post Brexit

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The Musician’s 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 free movement, 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.  

Be sure your voice is heard

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

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

Is Brexit Affecting Your Work Already? We Want to Hear From You #WorkingInTheEU

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is fighting to protect free movement for musicians working in the European Union (EU) post-Brexit. We want to hear from you about how Brexit has affected your work plans for 2019 – touring, performing, teaching or studying in the European Union. #WorkingInTheEU

Scottish Musicians Back MU Free Movement Campaign

The Proclaimers’ Craig and Charlie Reid, Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross, Idlewild’s Rod Jones, Hue and Cry’s Pat Kane and singer-songwriter Rab Noakes have signed the Musicians’ Union petition calling for free movement for musicians working in the European Union post-Brexit.

Musicians' Union expresses dismay at European Union Youth Orchestra’s decision to leave London

The European Union Youth Orchestra is the second orchestra to announce it’s leaving the UK since the Brexit referendum last year, in part due to concerns over restricted freedom of movement for working musicians.

Sign the Petition for Free Movement for Musicians post-Brexit #WorkingInTheEU

Sign the #WorkingInTheEU petition to call on Government and Parliament to back free movement for musicians post-Brexit. It only takes a couple of minutes, and can make a really big difference to our campaign.

Ask Your MP to Support Free Movement for Musicians Post Brexit #WorkingInTheEU

Over 100 MPs and Peers have signed the Musicicians’ Union (MU) pledge to protect musicians’ right to travel freely and easily in the EU. That’s great – but there’s still work to do. Take action now! #WorkingInTheEU

Take Action for Free Movement in the EU post-Brexit #WorkingInTheEU

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is campaigning for musicians’ right to travel freely and easily in the European Union (EU). We know it is an issue virtually all members care about – touring in Europe is an important source of income. To make the case for it, we need your help. Take action! #WorkingInTheEU