The latest issue of The Musician (summer 2020) has been dispatched via DotMailer in digital format to all MU members and the magazine can be accessed via the ISSUU facility and pdf on the Union’s website. Understandably this edition focuses on how life under lockdown has impacted on UK musicians and how the MU has supported its members during the outbreak and lobbied parliament over financial support for musicians.
We also assess the post-Covid future for music venues; how to make the most of live streaming and online sessions; as well as offer advice to members on looking after mental health during the outbreak. Profiles include The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess talking about his solo work, positivity and his Twitter Listening Parties.
Audio files of the magazine are being prepared to distribute the content in suitable format for our visually impaired members. These files will also be loaded on our website and Soundcloud channel in due course. In line with a number of members’ requests, The Musician is also available as a large print file in 24 point.