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Commissioned Work

Fee guidelines for live commissions and recorded media commissions, and standard commissioning contracts for your use.

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Royalties

How unpublished composers and songwriters can receive fees and royalties from the use of their works.

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Amateur Choirs: “It’s In Our Bones to Use Our Voices”

As the Government continues to restrict the meeting and rehearsing of amateur choirs in England, jazz vocalist, musician and teacher Andi Hopgood discusses why amateur choirs are so essential – from their benefits to wellbeing to the employment they provide.

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Discount for MU Members at Un-Convention Manchester 2021

Un-convention – a conference for artists, professionals and organisations from the independent music sector – have announced a 20% discount for MU members at their next conference, taking place in person at the O2 Ritz in Manchester on 8 and 9 July.

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Delia Derbyshire Day 2021 to Go Ahead Online

A new programme of activities has been announced for Delia Derbyshire Day (DD Day), including five, free, online masterclasses which will be running monthly from July to November, online electronic music courses, and an expansion of DD Day’s education work.

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GRT History Month: In the Blood

To mark Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) History Month, MU member Jani Lang takes us through the history of GRT music, and the key role that nurturing and showcasing this heritage plays in the flourishing of GRT communities.

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Calling all media composers

Get a fair share of the value you create. Back the Composers Against Buyouts campaign.

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15 Jun 2021

Starting Up In The Music Industry

Advice for Graduates and Students in the North of England – learn how to get yourself ready to start-up in the music industry, whilst ensuring you're set up to earn money and protect your own interests.

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17 Jun 2021

Online One-to-Ones in Yorkshire & Hull

You may have questions about your career and how best to move forward, or perhaps you have a legal query or a project which you would like to get up and running but need some initial advice.

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