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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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We Can Fix Streaming

Call on Government to put the value of music back where it belongs – in your hands.

We Can Fix Streaming

Campaigning news

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MU Expresses Horror at Proposed Halving of Funding for Music at HE in England

The Government has announced that it plans to impose a 50 percent funding cut to “high cost” subjects at higher education (HE) in England, including music. This is because music and the arts are not among its “strategic priorities”. Members are encouraged to respond to their consultation.

Read more about MU Expresses Horror at Proposed Halving of Funding for Music at HE in England

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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