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Coronavirus Guidance

Normal hygiene precautions. In order to slow the spread of Covid-19, please observe the advice on the NHS website which has some important guidance on catching and spreading...

Last updated: July 7, 2021
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Loss of Income Cover

There is no insurance that we are aware of that covers loss of income to an individual following the closure of a business from Covid-19, or any other cause.If your employer or...

Last updated: October 19, 2021
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Contracts and Income Loss

The decision about returning to the workplace or performing in public is one that only you can take. You must make sure that you take adequate steps to review any relevant...

Last updated: October 19, 2021
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MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund

EligiblityThe fund is open to any current MU member who:Is currently paying for the following subscription rates in full or by direct debit: standard Membership, Joint...

Last updated: October 22, 2021
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Finance and Employment Advice during Covid-19

In this guidance section you will find information about Sources of financial assistance, including Hardship Funds and Government schemesGovernment support for the music...

Last updated: October 19, 2021
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MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund FAQs

Why can I only receive £200?This is intended to be immediate, urgent relief for musicians facing financial hardship right now. We have already distributed £1.3M to members, and...

Last updated: October 22, 2021
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Donate to Support Music

The MU launched the Coronavirus Hardship Fund in response to the widespread cancellation of work because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we’re proud to have supported many members...

Last updated: December 1, 2021
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Recording Work during Covid-19

Recording studios are open across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. However, it remains important to follow the necessary steps to mitigate the risks of catching...

Last updated: August 20, 2021
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Live Streaming in a Place of Worship, Including Organists

Streaming rights for church musiciansIn some cases, places of worship are beginning to opt for the use of streaming technology to broadcast services to their congregations...

Last updated: October 8, 2021
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Postponed and Rescheduled Work

Some music venues are beginning to look to host gigs that have been cancelled, and are beginning to schedule accordingly.It’s vital that the industry gets back on its feet and...

Last updated: October 19, 2021
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Live Performances during Covid-19

Please note that lockdowns across the UK mean that in many places, performances in front of a live audience are not able to take place. See our latest guidance on the Government...

Last updated: October 11, 2021
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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grants

Those eligible for the third SEISS grant must make their claim through the Government's website on or before 29 January 2021. There will also be a fourth SEISS grant covering...

Last updated: July 12, 2021
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Health and Safety for Live Performance Venues during Covid-19

These guidelines can apply to musicians, engagers, venue owners and contractors. Please not that this is not an exclusive list. For more detail, please read our more detailed...

Last updated: October 11, 2021
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Government Measures for the Music Industry

Although we’ll keep updating this page with relevant information, to keep on top of the most recent developments we recommend checking the relevant pages for the governments of...

Last updated: October 19, 2021
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Theatre Work during Covid-19

On this page you’ll find out more aboutHow we’re lobbying the Government to better protect theatre musiciansOur latest negotiations with SOLT and UK Theatre regarding COVID...

Last updated: May 17, 2021
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Sources of Financial Support

The Government's Self Employed Income Support Scheme should offer financial relief to some musicians, and you can read the full details here. You may also find the alternative...

Last updated: October 19, 2021
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Risk Assessments for Live Musicians during Covid-19

Please note that lockdowns across the UK mean that in many places, performances in front of a live audience are not able to take place. See our latest guidance on the Government...

Last updated: November 16, 2021
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Cancelled Contracts

Many musicians are in a situation where their work has to be cancelled, for instance if they were due to depart on tour or to perform in a venue. Here the advice is likely to be...

Last updated: October 19, 2021
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