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Royalties

How unpublished composers and songwriters can receive fees and royalties from the use of their works.

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Copyright

A guide to UK copyright law, proving and protecting your songwriting or composition copyright.

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Career as a composer

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Composing 101

Media composers Andrea Posse, Victoria Wijeratne, Marie-Anne Fischer, and Roma Yagnik discuss the creative challenges and rewards of their craft.

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Latest news and features

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Details Released on How to Stand for an MU Committee

The MU is seeking to elect Section Committees for the following areas, and have released further details on how to stand for the MU’s Section and Equalities committees, including an application form.

Published: 20 January 2022

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PiPA are Looking for Classical Musicians, Composers, Singers and Conductors to Take Part in Their Inaugural Classical Music Survey

This aim of the survey is to investigate the impact of caring responsibilities on career progression in Classical Music as well as wider workforce issues including work-life balance and wellbeing.

Published: 20 January 2022

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Music Support Asks for Feedback From MU Members

Music Support is a charity that provides help for musicians dealing with addiction and/or mental health issues. Please complete their survey by 1 February to help improve and develop its services.

Published: 20 January 2022

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Making the Most of Instagram as an Artist

With social media increasingly becoming a key aspect of the music business, Katie Nicholls talks to artists and digital experts to find out if Instagram is the holy grail it promises to be for musicians.

Published: 08 January 2022

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#ComposersAgainstBuyouts

Calling all media composers

Get a fair share of the value you create. Back the Composers Against Buyouts campaign.

Calling all media composers

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18 Jan 2022

Finance for Freelancers

Run by BECTU (The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Communications and Theatre Union), this online workshop is perfect for someone who’s a creative freelancer, whether new or experienced.

Online, Wales
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