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You're a musician, not a lawyer.

You want to make music, not unduly worry about unpaid fees, cancelled bookings and intellectual property rights.

That's why you join the Musicians' Union.

Benefits of membership

  • Instrument and personal liability insurance
  • Copyright and property rights protections
  • Expert career and business advice
  • Subsidised hearing assessment and protection
  • Entry to training courses, workshops and events across the country
  • Legal advice and assistance

Never been a member before?

Join for £1 and get your first six months for free. You'll have access to the full range of membership benefits.

This offer lets potential members experience the benefits of union membership at a discounted rate. It can not be used by current or lapsed members. Find out more in our FAQs.

Full membership

Current and returning members can access the full range of union benefits by paying monthly, quarterly or annually.

Are you a student?

We offer all the benefits of MU membership for a reduced price if you're in full time education.

Partnership rates

If you are a member of the NEU, EIS or UCU you can apply to join the MU at a reduced rate. Find out more

Other ways to join

If you are not able to sign up online, you can join the MU in the following ways:

MU Rules

To join the Musicians' Union, you must agree to abide by the MU rules. Audio and large print versions of the MU Rules are available from the Union upon request.