The Musician

The Musician

The winter edition of The Musician magazine is being distributed to members of the Musicians’ Union this week. This issue is my last as editor and includes a two-page review of my career as an MU Official.

The contents include:

– MU hits back at ENO plans to to axe jobs and go part-time
– SNP pledges funding increase for arts and culture in Scotland

– MU General Secretary
– Farewell from the Editor
– How the MU is campaigning hard on AI-generated music
– All the news from the Delegate Conference
– MU at the Labour Party Conference
– Jocelyn Lightfoot: reimagining the classical live music model
– The impact of arts funding cuts across the Midlands
– The role of musicians in the British Armed Forces

– The enduring power of hip-hop in the genre’s 50th anniversary year

– Negotiation is a vital process for freelance musicians. Here’s how to hone your skills

Your Voice
– Interacting with Musicians’ Union members and supporters on Twitter

– Steve Pearce: session bassist with flawless feel and groove
– Joanna Wallfisch: vocalist and composer with a unique style

– The latest new albums, EPs and downloads released by MU members

Union Notices
– Key MU contacts
– Tributes to MU members
– MU member benefits

In line with members’ requests, the journal will also be available in audio and as a large print file in 24 point.

This is my 75th issue as editor: 2 editions in 2004 (with Rhinegold Publishing); 68 quarterly editions from 2005 to 2021; plus 3 in 2022 and 2 in 2023 (all with Future Fusion and Future Plus).


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