MU News (March ’17)

The MU’s monthly email, which I have edited since the facility’s launch in March 2011, was delivered this evening to over 23,500 members. The comprehensive range of content, designed to inform and advise working musicians across the UK, now contains items from many areas of the business.


  • Members urged to vote in General Secretary Election
  • Orchestral pay increase and new agreements
  • £million Fund confirmed by Welsh Government
  • Discount for members at Trinity Laban workshop
  • UK Live Music Census launches 9 March
  • Free Viva La Visa advice for MU members
  • Survey: Understanding ACE as an employer
  • Parents in Performing Arts research project
  • BBC invests more in Scotland and Wales
  • The Jazz Rag: free online to MU members
  • The MU supports Pride’s Got Talent 2017
  • Sign the Fair Funding For All Schools petition


  • BASCA presents: Composing for Media – Wednesday 15 March, London
  • Meet the music organisations – Friday 17 March, Aberdeen
  • Anti-racism Day Rally – Saturday 18 March, London
  • Funding for composers – Wednesday 29 March, Bristol
  • What’s The Deal? MU contract advice workshop – Monday 3 April, Cardiff
  • Take back control of your teaching career – Wednesday 5 April, Birmingham

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