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We need the government to strengthen the law to prevent sexual harassment at work before it happens. And we need protections that recognise the fact that freelancers must have an equal level of protection to those in fixed employment.

This blog is created from the speech that MU member Olive gave at the TUC LGBT+ conference last week – moving a motion on the need for a broad and balanced LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum to ensure LGBTQ+ representation in music.

Multi-genre drummer Amanda Dal tells us about how becoming a member of the MU helped her to skirt dodgy gig deals early in her career, and inspired her to get active and make a difference.

Multi award winning saxophonist, Millicent Stephenson, tells us how joining the MU helped her develop her passion for music into a full-time career.

The MU has joined forces with the TUC and an alliance of trade unions and women’s rights organisations to prevent sexual harassment at work.

Drummer and teacher Andy Payne tells us about how advice from the MU has proved invaluable when making career choices.

In this guest blog, Millicent Stephenson explores the impact of the Windrush Generation on both her personal musical development, and on the development of music in the UK as a whole.

Irish born singer-songwriter Megan O’Neill tells us about the support she's received so far through membership of the MU.

When an MU member found his band in a tricky situation, legal support from the Union took a weight off his shoulders. Did you know that free legal advice and assistance is one of your membership benefits?

Music producer Ady Hall tells us about how the MU’s paternity grant gave him peace of mind when he needed it.