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Government Must Invest in Musicians

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Government Must Invest in Musicians

Be sure your voice is heard

We are the MU. A community of around 32,000 musicians coming together to support equality, fairness, and justice.

Together we are behind every musician, advocating for musicians and a better music industry through campaigns and lobbying work.

Be sure your voice is heard. Explore our current campaigns and look out for opportunities to get involved.

Have you been asked to work for free?

The MU regularly hears from musicians asked to work for free. Asking musicians to work for free is unacceptable at any time.

We’re trying to build a picture of what’s happening, where, and to whom so we can come up with creative solutions and make sure no-one feels they have to work for low or no pay. 

See what you can do and learn more about how we fight for fair pay.

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#FixStreaming

Take urgent action to fix streaming

Ask your MP to put the value of music back where it belongs – in your hands

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Concerns Over Proposals to Suspend School Music Lessons

Ofqual boss Ian Bauckham has suggested that schools might consider emergency timetable changes in response to the Omicron surge, that would see music teachers redeployed to other subjects. We advocate strongly against this idea.

Published: 06 January 2022

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Getting Paid When Asked to Work For Free

Despite the devastating impact of the pandemic, incidences of musicians being asked to play for free are still rife. Neil Crossley examines how the MU is responding and what musicians can do.

Published: 23 December 2021

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Let's Grow our Supporter Network

Our MU Supporter Network of activists aimed at music lovers outside MU membership. This helps us boost the MU’s lobbying power and influence by encouraging those who care about music to participate in the Union’s campaigning activities.

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