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Join The MU’s Recording & Broadcasting Roadshow This Summer

There will be events across the country where you can find out all you need to know about getting paid as a recording musician, with some dates also open to non members and plus ones.

Published: 01 June 2023 | 1:17 PM
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There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions on the day and speak to the team one-to-one. Image credit: Shutterstock.

This summer the MU’s Recording & Broadcasting team will be crossing the country hosting events to discuss everything you need to know about working as a recording musician, and how to earn a living doing so.

At each event the team will be on hand to help you to understand your rights as a musician, including delving into all things copyright, and knowing how to protect them. There will be a full deep dive into contracts, agreements, and the problem of so-called ‘buyouts’, with the aim to equip and empower you with the knowledge that could earn you royalties for a lifetime.

They'll also discuss MU royalties, the different licensing agreements the MU maintains and the differences and synergies between these and the work of PPL and PRS. Bringing awareness of MU royalties will be key to ensuring you have all the tools and knowledge you need to work as a musician full time.

What you can expect on the day

The MU’s specialist team will go through:

  • Types of sessions
  • Protecting your rights
  • Release forms
  • Understanding royalties
  • Getting paid

There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions on the day and speak to the team one-to-one.

Where you can join the roadshow

Simply click on the date you’d like to attend and the link will take you to the event page for more information and how to book your place.

The team will also be bringing the roadshow to the following locations later in the year. We'll send more information to members about how to book a place in due course:

  • Bristol (as part of the MU’s Annual General Meeting) - Saturday 23 September
  • Northern Ireland (as part of the ‘Sound of Belfast’ festival) - Wednesday 15 November.

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