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Keep Music Live

Over the last year, we have fought to save the War Horse Band, supported venues fighting for survival and lobbied for the Agent of Change principle – all under the banner ‘Keep Music Live’.

Agent of Change

This would seem to be a fair and proper arrangement and it's about time we adopted this law here. Read more from MU Assistant General Secretary Horace Trubridge at The Huffington Post.

We are lobbying for the Agent of Change Principle, which would make venues less vulnerable to complaints coming from residents of flats and houses that were built nearby after the venue was established. The law would make it the legal responsibility of the person or persons who have brought about changes that inadvertently affect an individual or an individual's business to take steps to remedy the problem.

If a venue near you is under threat due to noise complaints or development, please contact your Regional Office.

Honesty Code

We believe audiences should be informed in advance if a performance is using recorded music as a substitute for live music.

This would enable consumers to make informed decisions before parting with money and would recognise and reward those artists, producers, promoters and programme makers who continue to value and support live music.

The MU continues to lobby on this basis and we have staged protests and demonstrations where appropriate.

Campaign News

Cross-Party Support Grows for Agent of Change Law to Protect Music Venues

Support at Westminster is mounting for a new law to protect music venues – something the Musicians’ Union (MU) has been lobbying for individually and as part of music industry umbrella group UK Music.

Save Womanby Street Campaign Victory

Save Womanby Street campaigners in Wales have won a significant victory in their battle to protect live music venues, as the Welsh government is set to revise its planning policy in line with the Agent of Change principle.

Air Canada Wins International Federation of Musicians Award

Air Canada wins the newly-created FIM Airline of Choice Award for their exemplary policies on musicians travelling with instruments.

The Musicians’ Union Attends Save Womanby Street March to City Hall

Over 1000 people, including a delegation from the Musicians’ Union, attended the highly successful Save Womanby Street march to Cardiff City Hall on Saturday 29 April.