Musicians' Union at Gear Expo 2021

Musicians Union
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It's a difficult time for musicians and we are behind every single one of you.

The Musicians’ Union is doing everything we can to help, including advising the Government on behalf of musicians during the pandemic, setting up the Coronavirus Hardship Fund and offering subscription holidays.

If you left the Union five or more years ago, you can rejoin and pay just £1 for 6 months of membership*

The numerous benefits include:

• Instrument and equipment insurance.
• £10m public liability cover
• Legal advice and assistance
• Fee recovery
• Teacher services
• Rights protection
• Collective negotiation with employers
• Contract and partnership advice
• Career development
• Benevolent support

We hope by creating affordable access to the Union, we will provide further support and benefits to even more musicians. 

About the MU

The Musicians’ Union represents thirty-two thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business and has campaigned on behalf of its members since the organisation was established in 1893. As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages.

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*Pay only £1 for the first six months of your annual membership. Subject to joining for 12 months with the following 6 month period paid at the standard rate of £18.92 per month. The membership cannot be cancelled within 12 months of joining. Available to first-time joiners, former student members, and those who left 5 years or more ago. Students in full-time education pay £20 per year. Full details from