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Meeting 20 April 2024

WSWE Local Members' Day in Saltash

Attend two workshops, network with local members, get free portable appliance testing and meet your MU Officials at a local venue in Cornwall.

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Date Saturday, 20 April 2024
Time 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location Saltash
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General enquiries:

Ruth Ballantyne

Find out more:

Burraton Community Centre, Saltash, Cornwall Nr Plymouth, PL12 4JB.

About the event

Wales and South West England Local Members' Day taking place in Saltash is an opportunity to:

  • Learn about contracts and how to get help with getting paid through a workshop
  • Meet and network with other members in your area
  • Discover everything you need to know about working as a recording musician and how to earn a living doing so through a workshop
  • Engage with your MU Regional Officials Andy and Ruth, including an opportunity to discuss your questions and get advice on an individual, one-to-one basis
  • Test your musicial portable appliances

Workshop - "Get it in Writing, Get Paid: The Reality of Contracts, Unpaid Fees and How the MU Can Help You "

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether you’re booking gigs, arranging lessons with students, or you've been offered a publishing contract, much of your work as a musician is likely to include confirming what the work involves, negotiating a fee, and securing payment. What does this process involve? What steps can you take to help ensure you get paid for the work you do? And what are the important factors to remember?

This workshop will explore these questions, the steps you can take as well as the resources and support (including the Legal Advice and Assistance Service and Contract Advice Service) that are available to you as an MU member.

Member Meet Up Session

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The workshop will be followed by a member meet-up. Network with other members and your union Officials and start up those conversations to build your networks.

Workshop - "R&B Roadshow: Working as a Recording Musician"

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members of the MU’s Recording and Broadcasting team will be joining us to discuss everything you need to know about working as a recording musician and how to earn a living doing so.

We’ll discuss contracts, agreements, approaches to finding work, finding others to work with and how to work best with each other. All with the aim of empowering you with the knowledge to progress your career and ensure that everyone can make a fair living. There will also be specific discussion on royalties and licensing agreements in terms of those that the MU administers, the differences and synergies between these and the work of PPL and PRS and licensing your own music.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions on the day and speak to the team one on one.

The following are additional ‘add on’ options, and are booked subject to availability on a first come, first served basis.

One-to-One Sessions with Regional Officials

We are also offering you the opportunity to ask questions/get tailored advice by booking a one-to-one session with one of your regional Officials, slots will be available between 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Please include the topic/any specific questions you would like to discuss so that the most appropriate Official can be allocated to your booking.

To book a slot, please email cardiff@themu.org.

Portable Appliance Testing

Get your electronic music equipment tested and certified for free. This service is available to book between 11:00 am - 5:30 pm and slots are 30 minutes, for up to six items.

Find out more and book a slot via our separate PAT event page.

How to attend

Please email cardiff@themu.org to confirm which sessions (including workshops) you would like to attend.

Hot, cold drinks and biscuits will be available but lunch is not provided.

Accessibility 

The MU makes every effort to ensure that all events we organise are accessible to everyone who would like to attend. We want to provide equal access to our events for all of our members. If you have any access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please contact the regional office on 029 2045 6585 or via email cardiff@themu.org at least one week ahead of the event to discuss what you need.

If you have booked a ticket for a personal assistant or support worker to be with you during an event, please let us know so we can make sure your seats are allocated together

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