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The Musician Autumn 2017

Latest news

New Research Highlights Growing Gender Gap in Pop Music

New research from the BBC is putting the spotlight on the gender gap in the pop music. Musicians’ Union (MU) National Organiser for Scotland & Northern Ireland Caroline Sewell spoke to BBC Radio Scotland about the challenges women in pop face.

Stand Up To Zero-Hours Contracts This HeartUnions Week

This HeartUnions Week, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is calling on you to take a stand against zero-hours contracts.

Call for Information from Musicians who Have Been Denied Settled Status

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has received a report of a musician denied settled status after spending more than twenty-five years living and working in the UK.

LGBT+ History Month: A Guest Post from Composer Hillman Mondegreen

LGBT+ History Month explores the history, celebrates the present, and looks to the future of LGBT+ people in the UK. This February, we invited Musicians’ Union members to share their experiences. Hillman Mondegreen, composer for Ephemerals, explores.

A Christmas Round-Up From Musicians’ Union General Secretary Horace Trubridge

A blog from the Musicians’ Union (MU) General Secretary Horace Trubridge, reflecting on the past year’s events and looking forwards to the next one.

How Does the European Copyright Directive Affect You?

The European Copyright Directive is facing strong opposition from YouTube. But it is the best way of making sure musicians and creators are paid for the work they do.

Upcoming events

Body Language Workshop

20 February

Getting your message across and making the right impression relies on both what you say and how you say it. In this free one-day workshop, you will learn how thoughts, intentions and feelings are expressed through physical behaviours, and how to create the right impact with your body language.


Palace Drum Clinic Featuring Rob Brian

21 February

Matt Green, from the UK National Drum Fair, has been inviting some of the UK's top drumming talent to perform at The Studio, Palace Theatre, Redditch.