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Our fantastic member-only benefits

Whether you are a full-time professional musician, occasional gig player, part-time music teacher, or anything in between, we've got you covered - from health & safety at work to numerous discounts and special offers.

Our fantastic member-only benefits

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Insurances and financial help

Be free from insurance worries

Be free from insurance worries

Get protected so you’re covered if the worst should happen whether you work locally or touring abroad.

Career development within the community of musicians

Get the recognition you deserve

Get the recognition you deserve

Wherever you are in your career as a musician, you can access expert advice, events and resources to get you going and stay on top of your career.

Campaigning and lobbying

Be sure your voice is heard

Be sure your voice is heard

Get involved in the MU and help shape the future of music. We lobby the Government and campaign on behalf of our members on important issues, both on a national and local level.

Why they joined

Make it Happen


Under£20 per month

Current and returning members can access the full range of union benefits by paying monthly, quarterly or annually. Choose between card payment and direct debit payment.

Disabled musicians' membership

Under£12 per month

Choose this rate if you're a disabled musician and aren't eligible for other membership categories. Find out more about our eligibility guidance and how the MU membership can benefit you.

Joint membership

Under£15 per month

If you're a current member of a partner organisation you can join the MU at a reduced rate. Find out more.

Student membership

£20 per year

Join the MU at a reduced price if you're in full time education. Annual card payment only. Find out more about MU Student Membership.

Join for a pound

£1 for your first six months

Join for £1 and get your first six months for free. You'll have access to the full range of membership benefits. Find out more about the offer and eligibility.