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Specimen Sync Licences

Templates to help you negotiate synchronisation deals and agree appropriate terms for the use of your music

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Employment Status

An employee, a worker or self-employed - each employment status comes with different responsibilities and rights.

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"The music business today is a minefield that needs careful negotiation to avoid a mishap. All business relationships that you enter into should be clearly and carefully set out in agreements that are fair to all concerned."

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Horace TrubridgeMU General Secretary

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Photograph of an orchestra set out in a socially distanced way, we can see all the musicians sat out across the stage in distanced positions, whilst a conductor gestures from the front.

Life in Lockdown for UK Orchestras

In this longer-read feature, find out more about how UK orchestras have been faring through the pandemic – including taking on remote recording projects, working in creative new directions, and putting health and safety first in the move back to work.

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5 Things to Help Include More Autistic People at Gigs

It’s World Autism Day on 2 April! To celebrate we asked Autism consultant and Heart N Soul creative associate Robyn Rocket to write a blog for us with a few pointers on how we can consider inclusion for Autistic musicians and listeners when the world opens again post-Covid.

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Being a musician is not a hobby - it's our profession

No-one should feel guilty about turning down unpaid “opportunities".

Being a musician is not a hobby - it's our profession

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16 Apr 2021

Weekly Online Session: Feldenkrais

A weekly Feldenkrais Method session to work on freeing up your playing or singing. Feldenkrais is a sensory-motor learning system, which looks at our mind and body holistically.

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23 Apr 2021

One-to-One Advice Sessions

One-to-one expert advice for members in Greater Manchester on all aspects of your music career including contracts, copyright, employment advice, legal advice and much more.

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23 Apr 2021

Weekly Online Session: Feldenkrais

A weekly Feldenkrais Method session to work on freeing up your playing or singing. Feldenkrais is a sensory-motor learning system, which looks at our mind and body holistically.

Online
Read more about Weekly Online Session: Feldenkrais