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BBC Studios / MU joint statement: It Takes Two

We’ve released a joint statement with the BBC, following the recent unfortunate situation that resulted in Amaraterra not appearing on It Takes Two.

Published: 15 December 2020 | 1:50 PM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
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BBC Studios is making a donation to the Musicians’ Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund as a gesture of goodwill.

As a result of discussions with the MU, following the recent unfortunate situation that resulted in Amaraterra not appearing on It Takes Two, the MU was reassured by the show’s producers that this was a genuine misunderstanding and that the decision was taken for editorial, not financial reasons.

However, the producers do acknowledge that mistakes were made in the communications with Amaraterra and as a gesture of goodwill, and to reiterate their support for UK musicians during an exceptionally difficult period, BBC Studios is making a donation to the Musicians’ Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund.

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Details Released on How to Stand for an MU Committee

The MU is seeking to elect Section Committees for the following areas, and have released further details on how to stand for the MU’s Section and Equalities committees, including an application form.

Published: 20 January 2022

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PiPA are Looking for Classical Musicians, Composers, Singers and Conductors to Take Part in Their Inaugural Classical Music Survey

This aim of the survey is to investigate the impact of caring responsibilities on career progression in Classical Music as well as wider workforce issues including work-life balance and wellbeing.

Published: 20 January 2022

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Music Support Asks for Feedback From MU Members

Music Support is a charity that provides help for musicians dealing with addiction and/or mental health issues. Please complete their survey by 1 February to help improve and develop its services.

Published: 20 January 2022

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