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Blog Posts

08 Jun 2018

Five Musicians and a Music Fan Called Steve

Tens of thousands of musicians and music lovers have signed our petition calling on Government and Parliament to back free movement for musicians working in the EU. So many, in fact, that we can make a case for Brexit based solely on the experiences of five different Steves.

01 Jun 2018

Why musicians need unions: changing the world of work for good

As part of the Trade Union Congress' 150 year anniversary campaign, the TUC150 story collection, bassist Becky Baldwin discusses her involvement with the Musicians' Union.

30 May 2018

Why Free Movement Matters

Brexit puts musicians’ ability to work in the EU – and earn an income from live performance – at risk. Take a look at some of the reasons why.

21 May 2018

Ask Your Political Representatives to Support Free Movement for Musicians Post-Brexit

Over 150 MPs, MSPs and Peers have committed to protecting musicians’ right to move freely and easily in the European Union (EU) after Brexit. But this is no time to get complacent.

17 May 2018

LGBT+ rights and Brexit: the facts

The UK’s membership of the EU has strengthened protections for LGBT+ people in this country. Now Brexit is putting those hard-won rights at risk.

15 May 2018

Assistant General Secretary Naomi Pohl on The Musician Behind the Moment

Musicians’ Union Assistant General Secretary Naomi Pohl talks about The Musician Behind the Moment, on BBC Radio Ulster’s Classical Connections with John Toal.

03 May 2018

BBC News reports on low pay for orchestral players

Musicians' Union (MU) research shows almost half of the UK’s orchestral musicians do not earn enough to live on, despite the extraordinary role that orchestras play in people’s daily lives.

02 May 2018

The Musician Behind the Moment

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is launching The Musician Behind the Moment, our new campaign to show the true value of the UK’s orchestral musicians.

12 Apr 2018

Parents Support Free Movement for Musicians

It's not just musicians who have been signing the MU petition calling on Government and Parliament to support free movement for musicians post-Brexit. Those around them are making themselves heard too.

26 Mar 2018

Brexit: 1 Year to Go

This Thursday is a year to the day since Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, beginning the Brexit process.