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City of Edinburgh Council has passed a budget that includes significant cuts to our instrumental music service. But the fight is not over yet.


In this special guest-blog from MU member and session pianist and vocalist Henry Newbury (winner of Pride’s Got Talent) talks about his personal experience in establishing a career as a professional musician.


It’s Heart Unions Week! A celebration of trade unions and the work they do every day giving people a voice at work and in the halls of power.


The UK is out of the European Union as of Friday 31 January. But the fight to protect musicians working in the EU is far from over. More than ever, the campaign for the Musicians’ Passport needs your support.
 


The MU is fighting for a Musicians’ Passport so that you can keep working in the EU post-Brexit. And it looks like the message is getting through.


The MU is fighting for musicians’ rights to keep working in the EU post-Brexit. We’re calling for a Musicians’ Passport – and more than 40,000 people have signed the petition to show their support.


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.