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The Musician Autumn 2017


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.

Young Workers' Month 2017 #YWM17

It’s a fact of being a musician that people will ask you to work for free all the time. This Young Workers’ Month, we’re talking about being asked to work for free and how the Musicians’ Union can support you in getting a fairer deal. #YWM17

Upcoming Events

Tax Workshop

04 December

The MU is pleased to invite you to a tax advice workshop tailor-made for musicians, delivered by Andy Levett and Ajay Jassal from accountants HW Fisher.


MU Orchestra Section Conference 2018

09 January

The third annual MU Orchestra Section Conference is being held in Manchester at The Mechanics Centre and all members of the Section are invited to attend.