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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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Coronavirus Guidance

This guidance can only set out general principles to be aware of and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice now or in the future. Please refer to your regional MU...

Last updated: July 20, 2023
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Gigs and Live Performances

The MU is here to support live musicians and performers across the music industry. We can help you to make the most of your gigs and assist in fixing any problems you might come...

Last updated: April 17, 2024
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Grants and Financial Support for Musicians

MU membership provides access to grants for its members, such as Benevolent Fund, Parental Grant, and a Funeral Grant for deceased members' family. You can also find out other...

Last updated: November 6, 2023
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Become an MU Supporter

Only 2% of musicians think leaving the EU will improve their chances of work. Most musicians rely on working in the EU to make a living; performing, touring, teaching. That’s...

Last updated: June 5, 2023
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Health and Safety for Recording Sessions during Covid-19

This page is part of the guidance provided during the initial phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. While many of the measures described are no longer applicable, this guidance will...

Last updated: October 24, 2022
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Organists and Ceremonies Rates

Rates

Last updated: November 3, 2023
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Workplace Rights and Legislation

Last updated: December 5, 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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Risk Assessments for Live Musicians during Covid-19

Please note that this guidance only covers the health & safety aspects of a return to work. For concerns on contractual relationships please talk to your regional office.The...

Last updated: August 16, 2022
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Financing and Funding for Musicians

Funding awards can be fiercely competitive, but artists can improve their chance of success by applying only for the opportunities that match to their circumstances or ideas and...

Last updated: October 3, 2023
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Health and Safety for Orchestral Players Living with Covid-19

It is the responsibility of the employer or engager to provide you with a safe environment when you work in their orchestra. If there are any doubts as to whether an environment...

Last updated: August 8, 2022
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Safeguarding During Online Music Lessons

Remember that all teaching has safeguarding implications, which is why safeguarding policies and training exist. Online teaching is no different, and it is entirely possible to...

Last updated: July 4, 2023
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Music Teacher Pay and Employment

What's the average music teacher salary in the UK?The average salary for a music teacher in the UK will vary according to several factors. These include the nature of your...

Last updated: September 19, 2023
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Online Music Teaching

Skype, Zoom and other online solutions make it possible for music teaching to continue when it is not possible for teacher and student to meet in person. Online teaching is not...

Last updated: November 3, 2023
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Coronavirus Presses Mute Button on Music Industry

Original Press ReleaseCoverageThe Guardian – Circ. 23,053,000Third of British musicians may quit industry amid pandemicThe Guardian have also shared the story via their Twitter...

Last updated: October 19, 2020
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Covid-19 Risk Assessment Tools

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Last updated: April 1, 2022
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Health and Safety for Teachers during Covid-19

This guidance was provided during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many of the measures described are no longer applicable, this guidance will remain live for...

Last updated: October 24, 2022
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Group Teaching Online

Online group teaching and ensemble work is challenging due to the limitations of technology – but solutions do exist. Such solutions will never replicate real ensemble playing...

Last updated: November 3, 2023
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Developing Your Music Business from Home

Some of the topics covered by the podcast are:How to make money from your music online21 ways to make money from your music online 5 reasons for monetising your music online now...

Last updated: March 1, 2022
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Help Centre

MU MembershipWhat are the methods and frequencies of membership payments?As all memberships are an annual commitment you have the following payment options, which will vary...

Last updated: December 8, 2023
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Performance Anxiety

Everyone is different, so it’s important to find out which strategies help you to manage your performance anxiety. To address this, the MU’s performance anxiety hub includes...

Last updated: May 20, 2024
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Guidance by Working Area and Circumstances

To help with wellness and wellbeing of the individual, the MU works with a number of other partner organisations. Collectively aiming to ensure that performers receive expert...

Last updated: July 28, 2021
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MIC Application Guidance and Examples

Specimen document

Last updated: July 20, 2023
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Flowchart Guide to Working in Europe

Guide

Last updated: April 3, 2024
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