The Musician (Dec)

The winter edition of The Musician is distributed to members this week, the 56th issue for which I have been editor.  The contents once more include a mix of industry focused items, MU campaigns and advice for working professionals.


  • The MU’s Music Education initiative hits the headlines
  • Victory for creators as EU Copyright Directive is passed
  • MU members and supporters on Twitter


  • MU General Secretary Horace Trubridge
  • Assistant General Secretary Naomi Pohl
  • The MU at the political party conferences
  • Making the most of merchandising
  • Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival
  • The MU’s Beneficiary Royalties Service
  • The Trident Studios piano
  • MU Delegate Conference 2019


  • Fair Play Focus: The Joiners, Southampton
  • Regional Focus on the current music scene in Leeds
  • How to secure professional indemnity insurance


  • Jess Gillam – a classical saxophonist in the ascendant
  • Simon Emmerson of Afro Celt Sound System
  • Cover stars: the all-female band in the Heathers musical


  • Albums, EPs and downloads released by MU members

Union notices

  • Key MU contacts
  • Tributes
  • Ballot results
  • Member benefits
  • Tributes

In addition to the printed copies posted to paid-up members, a pdf and ISSUU page-turning format is available from the MU website, plus an audio edition will be made available to our visually impaired members.


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