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The Musician Autumn 2017


Are You Going to a Pantomime or Musical this Christmas Season?

Give live music a shout-out! Let us know if you enjoyed a pantomime or musical featuring live music this Christmas season. Share your appreciation using the hashtag #KeepMusicLive.

Effective Negotiation Webinar Highlights

Highlights from the Musicians’ Union (MU) webinar on Effective Negotiation. Find out how to negotiate effectively and creatively so you get the recognition you deserve.

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

What To Do When Asked to Work For Free

Surprise, surprise – a trade union talking about fair pay for Young Workers’ Month. But it is a truth (probably) universally acknowledged that musicians will be asked to work for nothing. So what should you do when asked to work for free? #YWM17

Conductor James Rose On His Musical Journey

Conductor James Rose looks back on his musical journey so far, what next, and the cultural and logistical challenges to overcome this UK Disability History Month #UKDHM

MU Assistant General Secretary on Sexism & Sexual Harassment in the Music Industry

Musicians' Union (MU) Assistant General Secretary Naomi Pohl reports from a meeting with the Nordic Musicians’ Unions, discussing sexism, sexual harassment, abuse and exploitation in the music industry.

Upcoming Events

MU & PRS/MCPS 1-2-1 Advice Sessions in Glasgow

23 January

Book a one to one advice session with MU Officer, Louise Stanners Pow, and MCPS and PRS for Music.


'Time for your Music' workshop

27 January

From songwriting to music release - steps to making your single or album