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The MU’s work with young musicians covers both, highlighting union advice, creating resources for young members, and working with young people across the trade union movement to challenge inequality and injustice at work.

Career advice

DIY Musicians

Mentoring in Music

Create your own opportunities to get mentoring or be a mentor with this DIY mentoring guide. It covers finding a mentor, setting goals, the mentoring process, and more.

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Fight for a fairer music industry

It's ok not to be ok

A Guide to Mental Health and the Music Industry

Get insight and advice to help build a sustainable career as a young self-employed musician. Looking at common challenges including anxiety, burn out, setting boundaries, and building your support network.

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Get support as a young musician through MU membership

Access expert music industry advice and services whether you are a music professional in full-time music education, an occasional gig player, a part-time recording artist or looking to kick-start your career as a musician.

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Latest news and features

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Why A Covid Secure Passport Would be Better News for Live Music Than a “Vaccine Passport”

The MU has outlined the questions which would need to be addressed before we would be able to support a vaccine passport – including potential discrimination and data privacy – an described how a Covid Secure Passport with extended qualifying criteria could provide a better solution.

Published: 02 August 2021

Read more about Why A Covid Secure Passport Would be Better News for Live Music Than a “Vaccine Passport”