The next online Regional Nomination meeting is in Wales and South West England on Sunday 23rd January. If you are a Musicians' Union member in that Region, there is still time to register attend: https://musiciansunion.org.uk/about-the-mu/how-the-mu-works/mu-democracy/general-secretary-election#rnm I am lucky to have the support of several MPs who are also MU members and do a huge amount for the Union. Here are some kind words from Thangam Debbonaire MP, cellist and MU member
Tom and I have been working closely together as he runs the #BrokenRecord campaign and I work on the Musicians' Union and The Ivors Academy campaign to #FixStreaming. When musicians lost their work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it became clear that music streaming was not playing its part in generating royalties to help sustain them. When music listeners turned to streaming services more than ever during lockdown, the record labels saw their profits increase but there was no
As I embark on my campaign to be the next MU General Secretary, I have been reflecting on some of the work started by the current Secretariat and Executive Committee (EC) over the past few years. There are some excellent initiatives that I would want to take forward and many areas for further development. I want to be clear that I see myself both as a stability candidate – taking forward much of the work we’ve done in recent years to secure the Union’s future – and also a cha
Well, it’s been nearly three weeks since I announced my bid to be the next MU General Secretary. I have received so much support and encouragement; thanks to everyone who has reached out to me so far with offers of help or backed me on social media. One member commented that he’d like to see me as GS because I’m a nice person and I do a great job (thanks Frank). I certainly intend to try and live up to that throughout my campaign and beyond.
Over the next few months, I plan