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News

10 Jan 2019

Call for Midlands Musicians Interested in Playing at Trades Union Events

Musicians in the Midlands interested in playing at Trades Union events should contact their regional office. All events to be paid at recommended MU live rates.

14 Dec 2018

The Musicians’ Union Responds to Further Budget Cuts in Birmingham

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has expressed concerns following a further round of cuts to Birmingham culture.

09 Oct 2018

Midlands Region Annual Report Released Following AGM

The Regional Organiser’s report from the recent Midlands Region AGM held in Birmingham on 11 September 2018 is now available.

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.

26 Feb 2018

Help keep the Stratford ArtsHouse open

It was announced on Thursday that the Stratford ArtsHouse – home to the Orchestra of the Swan – is due to close on 5 May. Act now to help secure the future of this essential community space.

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.

19 Oct 2017

The MU is Here to Support You If You Face Inappropriate Behaviour at Work​

We are here to offer support and guidance if you face sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse at work. If you are an employed or self-employed musician, regardless of which part of the industry you work in, you can talk to us. We will listen.

16 Oct 2017

Report from the MU Midlands Region AGM

The Regional Organiser’s report from the recent Midlands Region AGM held in Birmingham on 12 September 2017 is now available.