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Proposed immigration plans that could cover musicians have come to light and are circulating online.

MU General Secretary Horace Trubridge was delighted to welcome a team from the Musicians’ Union of Finland to our London HQ this week.

Members and music lovers are encouraged to sign our petition, calling on City of Edinburgh Council to let every child learn music, in the wake of the council’s proposition of significant cuts to its instrumental music service.

Learn to Play Day is a nationwide initiative to get people of all ages and abilities playing a musical instrument and will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March 2020.

The MU welcomes the Consultation on what should be considered in the government’s National Plan for Music Education (NPME), and encourages all those who are concerned with what is happening to music education in England to engage.

The MU today welcomed the news that music licensing company PPL has collected £86.7m in international monies in 2019 and achieved a growth of £15.8m on the total secured in 2018.

The fifth annual MU Orchestral Conference was held in Manchester last week. It focused on sustainable careers – from supporting musicians’ mental and physical health to reaffirming Orchestras’ fundamental place in society.

The MU has announced its nomination of Sir Keir Starmer as Leader and former MU member Dr Rosena Allin-Khan as Deputy Leader for the upcoming Labour Party leadership elections.