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What To Do When Asked to Work For Free

Surprise, surprise – a trade union talking about fair pay for Young Workers’ Month. But it is a truth (probably) universally acknowledged that musicians will be asked to work for nothing. So what should you do when asked to work for free?

Published: 23 November 2017

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Welcome News for AIR Studios

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is delighted that AIR Studios in Hampstead, London, may be another step closer to winning its battle to prevent a neighbouring basement excavation.

Published: 17 October 2017

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Scottish Jazz Awards + Scottish Album of the Year Award

The MU were proud to sponsor the Rising Star Award at the Scottish Jazz Awards, which took place on Sunday 29th June and closed the Glasgow Jazz Festival, and is now the city’s longest running music event.

Published: 06 July 2017

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The Unsigned Guide's Essential Guide to Music Funding

Essential Guide to Music Funding 2016

The Unsigned Guide’s Essential Guide to Music Funding 2016 features contributions from the MU, PRS for Music, Help Musicians UK, Arts Council England and more.

Published: 24 March 2016

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Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords

Over the next few weeks the House of Lords will be discussing the Trade Union Bill, which amongst other things threatens the basic right to strike.

Published: 21 January 2016

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John Smith announced as new Chairman of PPL

John Smith, General Secretary of the Musicians’ Union (MU) and President of the International Federation of Musicians (FIM), will succeed Fran Nevrkla OBE as Chairman of PPL (which is a part-time position) on 1 January 2016.

Published: 22 July 2015

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MU supports The Fair Digital Deals Declaration

The Fair Digital Deals Declaration is a statement of commitment made by independent record labels to treat their artists fairly in agreements relating to digital exploitation of artists’ work in recorded music agreements with third parties.

Published: 17 July 2014

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