By Ben Lunn, Chair of Disabled Members Network, Musicians UnionChair of North Lanarkshire Trade Union Council Last week, an article was published which highlighted the strange predicament we in the Musician’s Union (MU) find ourselves in – a bleak and rather limp option. The ultimate conclusion is ‘things are not good; but it’s not likeContinue reading “The Road Ahead Is Not Easy”
The MU must be drastically reformed from top to bottom if we are to have any semblance of a ‘music industry’ as we emerge from this awful pandemic.
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There was an interesting shift in the MU’s public comments about the pandemic earlier today. The shift came in the form of comments made by MU General Secretary, Horace Trubridge, in an article published on BBC News. It’s worth reading that before reading on here. I felt a bit confused on first reading and amContinue reading “The MU General Secretary believes 2m social distancing is “overkill” for some musicians. Are anyone else’s alarm bells ringing?!”
June 1st 2020 Dear Horace, I hope you are well. I write in response to your editorial in the latest edition of the Musician magazineand in particular to the claim that ‘Our union is doing everything in it’s power tosupport it’s members at this challenging time and to plan for music’s future.’ Inmy view, aContinue reading “Letter 4 from Kathy Dyson to MU General Secretary, Horace Trubridge”