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The Musician Autumn 2017


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.

MPs Back Musicians’ Union Call for Access to Free Music Lessons in Schools

Children from low-income families are half as likely to learn an instrument, according recent research by the Musicians’ Union (MU).

Disability History Month: Five Tips for Booking Disabled Artists

Attitude Is Everything, the disability-led charity improving deaf and disabled people’s access to live music, shares its five tips for booking disabled artists with the Musicians’ Union.

Young Guns Network’s First Workshop of The Year

The Musicians’ Union (MU) was delighted to attend the Young Guns Network’s first workshop of the year, ‘Networking Smarter: How to Grow Your Career in the Music Industry’, in partnership with BIMM.

Anti Bullying Week and Combatting Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Anti Bullying week runs from 12-16 November every year. This year’s theme is “choose respect”.

Upcoming Events

Stress Busting Webinar

17 December

Managing your stress levels and getting organised are essential if you are to make the most of the freelance lifestyle. This free webinar will help you recognise the typical signs of stress and stay in control.


1-2-1 Advice sessions at Showcase Scotland

01 January

Members attending Showcase Scotland can book a 30 minute advice slot with the Musicians’ Union (MU).