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Protect Musicians Rights Post Brexit

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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 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

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

Parents Support Free Movement for Musicians

It's not just musicians who have been signing the MU petition calling on Government and Parliament to support free movement for musicians post-Brexit. Those around them are making themselves heard too.

Thangam Debbonaire MP: It is vital Brexit does not constrain the reach of musicians

Thangam Debbonaire MP for Bristol West, discusses her successful call for Margot James MP – the Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport – to meet with Musicians’ Union representatives and discuss their concerns over Brexit.

Minister for Digital & Creative Industries Agrees to Meet Musicians' Union to Discuss Free Movement

On Thursday 22 March, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries Margot James MP agreed to meet the Musicians' Union (MU) to discuss musicians' right to travel freely and easily in the European Union post-Brexit.

Conservative MP Agrees to Raise Question in Parliament in Support of Musicians Working In The EU post-Brexit

In response to a tweet from the Musicians' Union (MU) highlighting the MU's pledge and petition, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries agreed to raise the issue of musicians' ability to travel freely and easily post-Brexit in Parliament.

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.