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Join the Musicians’ Union and become part of something bigger.

With access to expert music industry advice and tailored services, we can help you build a successful career, protect your rights, and make sure you get paid. 

Become an MU member today

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

Join for £1

If you:


  • Have never been a member before OR
  • Paid a student rate last time you were a member OR
  • Haven't been a member for the last five years

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

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.