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Less than 24 hours left to take the Musicians’ Census 2023

Help the Musicians’ Union help every musician: take the Musicians’ Census 2023 and enter a prize draw to win a £300 One4All gift card.

Published: 08 March 2023 | 3:21 PM
Portrait of Richard Atkinson.
"Help the union improve the working environment, pay and conditions for all of us." Image credit: Richard Atkinson.

Your answers to the Musicians’ Census will feed directly into the MU’s work for members, from revealing issues to giving the union evidence for negotiating, campaigning and lobbying and helping us win.

Revealing the real world of music making

Freelance Composer, Musical Director, pianist and Chair of the MU’s Theatre Section Committee Richard Atkinson explains:

"As musicians we often have high expectations of what the union could and should be doing for us, but we can all be slow at letting the union know what those expectations are. The Musicians' Census is a great opportunity for all members to let the union know what our experiences are in the real world of music making, and to help the union improve the working environment, pay and conditions for all of us."

The Census is more than a survey; it is a joint project by the Musicians’ Union and Help Musicians to get the most accurate picture of musicians’ work and life in the UK.

Plus, once you’ve completed the Census, you can enter a prize draw to win one of five £300 One4All gift cards (terms apply).

Acting as a community of music

Thank you to the thousands of musicians who have taken the Musicians’ Census so far – and to all our ambassadors for helping us reach out to the whole community of music. They include:

Our thanks also to the Music Works Podcast for a special episode on the Musicians’ Census with ambassador Linton, MU Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion John Shortell, and Help Musicians Deputy Chief Executive Sarah Woods:

Watch the full episode on YouTube, or listen on the go via Spotify, iTunes and Podbean.

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