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News

16 Feb 2018

UK’s First Live Music Census Reveals Ongoing Threats to Small Venues

Small venues continue to face threats that could affect their long-term future, warns UK’s first Live Music Census.

16 Feb 2018

MU Celebrates Campaign Victory as Agent of Change to be Made Law in Scotland

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is celebrating the incorporation of the Agent of Change principle into Scottish Planning Policy.

26 Jan 2018

MU Update on British Airways Instrument Policy - January 2018

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has been having fruitful discussions with British Airways, who are actively seeking workable solutions for guitars and larger instruments.

10 Jan 2018

Music legends and industry in fight to save venues

UK Music has brought together leading figures from the music industry to launch a parliamentary battle entitled ‘Agent of Change’ to save music venues from closure.

06 Dec 2017

Agent of Change Principle on the Agenda in the Scottish Parliament

A ministerial statement on Planning was made at Holyrood on the Tuesday 5 December by Lewis MacDonald MSP in regards to the implementation of the Agent of Change principle in Scotland.

06 Dec 2017

Cuts to Fife Instrumental Music Service

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is working with the Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) following proposed cuts to the music service in Fife.

04 Dec 2017

Ask Government to Protect Instruments Made With Ivory

Members’ responses needed to support an exemption for musical instruments.

24 Nov 2017

Cross-Party Support Grows for Agent of Change Law to Protect Music Venues

Support at Westminster is mounting for a new law to protect music venues – something the Musicians’ Union (MU) has been lobbying for individually and as part of music industry umbrella group UK Music.