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Arranger and Copyist Standard Contracts

Updated: 02 February 2023 | 12:44 PM

Musicians are strongly advised to obtain written confirmation of all engagements. The MU produces Standard Contracts for engagement.

It is in musicians’ own interests to always use an MU Standard Contract as these provide evidence of the conditions of an engagement if a dispute should arise. The MU cannot always assist its members if the contract does not cover you, or if you do not have one.

In cases where standard MU contracts are not used, written evidence of engagements is essential. A letter or note should specify the date, time and place of the engagement, the fee, and that the engagement is subject to MU rates and conditions. Such a letter or note should be signed by someone fully authorised to do so.