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Enjoy numerous member-only benefits and be part of a community of over 30,000 musicians.

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Student membership eligibility

You can join the Musicians’ Union student membership rate if you are in full-time education*. 

All you need when joining or transferring to this category is proof that must:

  • display the name of the institution
  • show your name
  • confirm you’re already studying the course
  • be dated within two months of joining or transferring to student membership
  • be a scanned or photographed letter or email from the institution

Please note student cards aren't accepted as proof.

Join as a student

For existing student members who are graduating, we’ve introduced a 'Join for a pound' scheme for the first year after graduation to help them transition.

*If you’re unable to study full-time because of a disability or caring responsibilities, please contact us to discuss your eligibility before applying.

Representing and advocating on behalf of young musicians

New and emerging artists face many challenges starting out in the music industry. We work with young musicians to highlight relevant advice, create resources, and work with young people across the trade union movement to challenge inequality and injustice at work. 

Join our Young Member Network

Our Member Network for musicians age 30 and under provides regular updates on news, advice, campaigns and opportunities to create change for young musicians and in the music industry.

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Representing and advocating on behalf of young musicians