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News

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.

06 Jul 2017

Not Getting Paid Properly For Your Gigs?

Musicians’ Union (MU) Midlands officials recovered over £6,300 in outstanding unpaid gig monies and cancellation fees on behalf of nine members in the second quarter of 2017.

06 Jul 2017

Upcoming Workshops & Events in the Midlands

Save the dates – a look at the festivals, workshops and events coming up in the Musicians’ Union (MU) Midlands Region.

06 Jul 2017

Midlands TUC Cultural Manifesto

Musicians’ Union (MU) Midlands is exploring how to use the Midlands Cultural Manifesto as a campaigning tool to encourage the West Midlands Combined Authority and local councils to support music.

02 Jun 2017

MPs & Peers: Please Support Musicians Working in the EU

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is calling on MPs to support musicians working in the EU – share the pledge! #WorkingInTheEU