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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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The basics

Employment Status

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

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Member services

"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

Latest news and features

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Creating Your Own Access Rider

We recently held an event on “creating your own access rider,” in this article we set out the key learnings for the event – both from artists with personal experience of using access riders, and organisations who work on improving access.

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Upcoming events

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26 Jan 2021

Creating and Launching a Podcast in a Day

This one-day workshop will take you step by step through the the essentials of creating a podcast, from planning and recording to editing and sharing, using only a mobile app.

Wales, Online
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26 Jan 2021

Cash Flow for Freelances

Learn how to plan having enough cash all year round and avoid the panic of running out of money at any given time.

Online, England
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28 Jan 2021

Stay Connected Online

This webinar will help you access or initiate a support group that meets your specific creative objectives.

Online, England
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29 Jan 2021

One-to-Ones

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

Greater Manchester, Online
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