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Live Performance Section

The section is for musicians working in all areas of live performance, such as gigs in pubs, clubs, festivals, busking, hotels, colleges, holiday camps, cruise ships and concert halls. Section members can get involved with the Section Committee work.

Last updated: 13 March 2024

How live performing musicians are represented by Live Performance Section?

Live music events represent an increasingly important element of most musicians’ income as it is an ongoing struggle for musicians to make a fair living from publishing and rights alone, so the work of the Section is vitally important.  

Live Performance Section is headed up by Kelly Wood who is liaising with the Section Committee and feeding back its key findings to the Executive Committee, as well as being on hand for the 12,000 strong MU members who perform live.

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What does the Live Performance Section Committee do?

The Live Performance Section Committee is discussing a range of topics concerning musicians in live industry, such as international touring issues, festivals, emerging artists, working with featured artists, working in small venues, local government planning policy, street busking, vehicle parking in city centres, and sexual harassment in the live performance sector.  

Our Committee is keen to press for equal opportunities and high standards of employment for everyone.

If you are a MU member who is working as live performer and are willing to help us affect change for good, get in touch.

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Live news and features

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MU Responds to CMS Report on Grassroots Music Venues

We welcome the recommendations made to Government in the report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee (CMS), and are hopeful that we can use this opportunity to start to repair the grassroots live scene for all involved.

Published: 14 May 2024

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