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Protect Musicians Rights Post Brexit

Let Touring Musicians Travel Post Brexit

Staying in the European Union is still the best option for musicians. Act now to protect music and musicians working in the EU.

The Musicians’ Passport

We need an EU-wide touring visa for musicians working in the EU post-Brexit.

This Musicians’ Passport must:

  • Last a minimum of two years
  • Be free or cheap
  • Cover all EU member states
  • Get rid of the need for carnets and other permits
  • Cover road crew, technicians and other staff necessary for musicians to do their job

Add your voice to the call.

Sign the petition for a Musicians’ Passport


Why do we need a Musicians’ Passport?

Most musicians rely on performing and touring in the European Union to make a living.

Some members, like Anneke, make their living working in the EU as freelance players. She needs to cross borders on a daily basis, often with very little notice.

Others rely on the ability to tour in 27 other countries to build their fanbases, sell tickets and merch, and grow their careers. They will visit multiple countries, crossing borders every day or few days. They often visit the same country more than once. And they will travel with the instruments and equipment they need to do their job.

The same is true for musicians who work for orchestras and theatre producers on touring productions. Without clarity, the business of touring could be irrevocably damaged.

Musicians need to know if they can fulfil their work commitments and book new work in the EU after 31 October.

Support the Musicians' Passport

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

The MU is 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

Welsh Members Encouraged to Attend the Wales for Europe March and Rally

The MU’s Wales & South West England Regional Team will be at the Wales for Europe National March and Rally on 28 September in Cardiff.

TUC Congress Backs MU Motion on Revoking Article 50

Delegates at TUC Congress vote to support a People’s Vote with remain as an option, calling on the TUC to campaign against the damaging right-wing agenda behind Brexit.

Attempt to Stop a ‘No Deal’ Brexit Supported by the MU

Staying in the European Union is still the best option for musicians. The MU supports Parliament’s attempts to stop a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, and calls for a People’s Vote.

Growing Concern Over the Government’s Hostile Environment Policies Effect on Musicians

The MU is concerned at the growing impact of the Government’s hostile environment policies which are jeopardising musicians’ opportunities to work.

Musicians’ Union Calls for General Election

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is calling for a General Election to follow the resignation of the Prime Minister.

Sign the Petition For a People’s Vote

Campaign group Labour for a Public Vote is calling on everyone who supports a People’s Vote to sign their petition for a confirmatory vote on Brexit.