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15 Aug 2018

Musicians’ Union Responds To Geronimo Festival Liquidation Proceedings

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has expressed its concerns about liquidation proceedings being commenced for 'Geronimo Festival UK Ltd’ which owes MU members several thousand pounds.

03 Aug 2018

Islington Venue ‘The Garage’ Launches Campaign to Safeguard Its Future Ahead of 25th Anniversary

North London music venue The Garage has launched a campaign to safeguard its future, in the face of an increasingly tough environment that has seen more than 40 percent of grassroots venues close in the capital over the last decade.

25 Jul 2018

Agent of Change Victory as Property Developers in England Must Allow for Existing Music Venues to Operate and Co-Exist

Yesterday, 24 July, the Agent of Change Principle was introduced into the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England – a victory for grassroots venues, musicians and audiences.

05 Jul 2018

Musicians’ Union expresses disappointment at MEPs' decision to reject the Copyright Directive

The fight goes on to ensure fair payments for use of musicians’ and creators’ work online.

02 Jul 2018

The MU Calls on Council to Save Legendary Bucks Music Venue

The Stables, the iconic live music venue established in 1970 by Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth in Wavendon, is under threat due to plans for a new housing development nearby.

05 Jun 2018

Changes to PRS's Tariff LP are approved by the Copyright Tribunal

The Copyright Tribunal has approved a revision to PRS’s Tariff LP following three years of discussions between PRS and representatives of the live sector.

23 Apr 2018

MU Highlights Black Music Programming at TUC Black Workers’ Conference

The Musicians’ Union (MU) was delighted to attend the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Black Workers’ Conference

17 Apr 2018

New Guide for Musicians and Ensembles Travelling with Musical Instruments

The publication will provide guidance on the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and how it affects musicians travelling with instruments.