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60% of musicians worked for free in past year

Tom Pakinkis writes here that new research commissioned by the Musicians’ Union suggests that 60% of musicians have worked for free over the past year, and more than half of professional musicians get paid less than £20,000 per year.

The MU calls the statistics “ominous for the future of music in the UK” against the backdrop of the autumn statement with its omission of music for the Government’s £6m creative industry boost.

“So many of the MU’s members are SMEs battling against a tide of arts cuts and reduced income due to piracy,” said MU general secretary John Smith.

“Small but significant investment by Government could make all the difference in the struggle to survive.

“What’s also interesting is that of the musicians surveyed who receive royalty payments; over half said that they represented an important additional source of income for them. This finally puts paid to the argument that ordinary musicians do not benefit from copyright.”

The full report can be found here to download as a pdf

September 2012 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes September 27th 2012


Chad Ellis – Reduxion Records

John Purser – Reduxion Records

Nicola Toms – OXJAM

Ryan Hill – Propagator Records

Tony Guice – Propogator Records/Recording Studio/Youth Services

Ed Mcflush- Music Industries Course

Elliot Lewis – Music Industry Course Street Team O2 academent

Marc Longley – Bridge Radio Stourbridge/Web Streaming for unsigned acts

Peter Hardisty – Oya Batacada Samba band

Tunde Adedran – MA in Media and Creative Enterprise Student

Steve Rubinstien – Musician

Gary Hayward – Acoustic FM

Sarah Birks – singer

Renner and Christina – new double act – looking for gigs – called Infancy

Kenneth Meeson – wants to get more involved in the music scene

Clare Edwards –  The Flyover Show Continue reading

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