MU General Secretary Horace Trubridge explained the union's current position, and next steps for members:
“The MU has been aware for some time that musicians who have launched campaigns on the crowdfunding platform, PledgeMusic, are owed outstanding monies.
“We have today met with PledgeMusic and they have assured us that the outstanding payments will be brought up to date within the next 90 days.
“This is far from satisfactory, but at this time we believe that any legal action against Pledge may be counter-productive.
“That position may change over time and we will keep you up to date with developments.
“In the meantime we would suggest that, if you are thinking of launching a crowdfunding campaign, you should approach one of the other established crowdfunding platforms until such time as this situation has been resolved.”