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The Conservatives have won an overall majority in the general election. It’s now almost certain that we will get a Tory Brexit, which means musicians are likely to face new barriers to working in the EU post-Brexit.

A recent MU survey revealed 48% of musicians have experienced sexual harassment at work. Over 85% did not report it.

More musicians than ever are taking a DIY approach to their music. But it’s essential that you know how to protect your rights and make money from your music from the very beginning.

In a matter of weeks, the UK will be going to the polls for the third time in four years. The reason? The EU referendum in June 2016, which irrevocably changed our country and our politics and has made it almost impossible for parliament to agree or to function properly.

Over 48% of Musicians’ Union members surveyed have experienced sexual harassment at work. Shockingly, a third of those people say their harassment was related to a protected characteristic, and another 21% said they were not sure.

You might have heard about the Musicians’ Union’s campaign to Protect Freelancers Too. In a recent survey of MU members, 48% told us they have experienced sexual harassment at work.

Musicians’ Union Deputy General Secretary Naomi Pohl looks at how the MU is tackling sexual harassment in musicians’ workplaces, creating Safe Space for musicians to be heard and campaigning to ensure that everyone has an equal level of protection from sexual harassment wherever they work.

The MU spoke to Badass Women’s Hour XL about sexual harassment in the music industry and our new campaign to change the law to protect freelancers too.

A general election is coming. With Brexit still looming on the horizon, it is more important than ever that your voice is heard.

A guest blog by National Organiser Live Performance Dave Webster, originally given as a speech on behalf of the International Federation of Musicians (FIM).