The Musician (winter)

The Musician (winter)

The winter 2022 edition of The Musician, the magazine of the Musicians’ Union, is being dispatched in print and digital format to members across the UK this week. This my seventy-third edition as editor and the contents include:

Frontline
– MU makes its mark at the annual party conferences
– Union sponsors the Innovation award at the Ivors Composers event

Reports & features
– MU General Secretary
– How trade unions are united in solidarity over industrial action
– How musicians can proactively protect their hearing at work
– EDI was the focus of the MU Members’ Conference
– Podcasts: how musicians can utilise this popular format
– How Artificial Intelligence could steal your copyright
– A look ahead to the Delegate Conference in Birmingham
– Why I Joined The MU: Holly Carter

Advice
– Performance anxiety: how to tackle this difficult condition
– Expenses: what self-employed musicians can claim for

Your Voice
– Interacting with MU members and supporters on social media

Profiles
– Hallé flautist and freelance musician Sarah Bennett
– Celebrating fifty years of The Brodsky Quartet
– Clive Deamer muses on his life behind the drum kit

Union Notices
– Key contacts for the Musicians’ Union
– Tributes to MU members
– Ballot results and statutory news
– Comprehensive list of 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.

For reference, the next edition is scheduled to be distributed in print format in summer 2023.

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