The British Musicians’ Union represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors and genres of music. As well as negotiating with all major employers in the industry on behalf of its members, the MU offers a range of services tailored for the self-employed and provides assistance to professional and student musicians of all ages. Benefits for musicians working in the live sector include:


  • £10m public liability insurance & £2,000 worth of instrument & equipment cover

  • Help recovering fees from unpaid/cancelled gigs

  • Contract vetting service

  • National & international touring info & advice

  • Assistance with identifying & exploiting income streams and funding opportunities


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