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Session Recording Contracts

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Last updated: October 3, 2023
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Arranger and Copyist Standard Contracts

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Last updated: February 2, 2023
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Commissioning Contracts

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Last updated: October 27, 2022
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Live Engagement Standard Contracts

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Last updated: January 25, 2023
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Theatre Engagement Standard Contract

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Last updated: January 25, 2023
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Job Contracts and Business Agreements

Contracts for freelance workThe MU produces Standard Contracts for various types of engagements and work. In cases where standard MU contracts are not used, written evidence of...

Last updated: March 27, 2024
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Standard Contracts

What are the MU Standard Contracts?Standard Contracts were developed by the Musicians' Union for freelence musicians to use as standardised tempalates for relevant engagements...

Last updated: June 12, 2023
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Song Share Agreement

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Last updated: October 3, 2023
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Specimen Agreements for Music Business

Last updated: July 14, 2022
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Music Teacher Contract Guides & Templates

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Last updated: February 16, 2023
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Contract Advisory Service

Contract advice from the MUIf you've been offered a music business agreement - whether that's a publishing agreement, a music manager contract, a recording contract, or...

Last updated: June 12, 2023
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Employment Rights

Find out which employment status types exist. Get our advice on Employment Contracts and get use of our employment legal advice when you are an MU member. We also provide...

Last updated: August 3, 2021
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Teaching Contract Guides and Templates

There are 6 contracts for music teaching work which are compliant with changes in consumer law – either privately, at home or in schools, online or face-to-face.A written...

Last updated: November 22, 2023
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Aggregator Digital Distribution Services

An aggregator allows musicians to get their tracks onto iTunes, Spotify, and similar services in return for a fee or commission. Musicians often wonder which aggregator they...

Last updated: October 24, 2023
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Specimen Co-Writing Agreement

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Last updated: March 28, 2023
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Employment Contracts

If you’re offered a contract of employment you should always arrange for specialist legal advice before signing.MU members are entitled to employment advice from a lawyer...

Last updated: November 1, 2022
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Specimen Sync Licences

The MU has a range of resources to help musicians negotiate synchronisation deals and agree appropriate terms for the use of their music. We have produced template sync licences...

Last updated: July 14, 2022
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Commissioned Work

There are no absolute rules when it comes to negotiating a commissioning fee, however factors such as a project’s overall budget, how integral the music will be to the project...

Last updated: March 21, 2024
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MU Touring Theatre Steward

Stewards are elected by their bandmates to represent their collective interests and serve for the duration of the production, or until they leave the band or step down from...

Last updated: March 28, 2024
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Specimen Synchronisation Licences for Film

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Last updated: March 25, 2022
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Workplace Rights and Legislation

Last updated: December 5, 2023
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Arrangers and Copyists

The role of arrangers, copyists and orchestrators is to help bridge the gap between the work of songwriters or composers and players.Often, an artist or other commissioner will...

Last updated: January 12, 2024
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Specimen Synchronisation Licences for Advertising

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Last updated: February 1, 2024
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