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Musicians as Workers: Putting the UK Musicians' Union into Context

  title={Musicians as Workers: Putting the UK Musicians' Union into Context},
  author={Martin Cloonan},
  • M. Cloonan
  • Published 14 November 2014
  • History
  • MUSICultures
This article reports initial findings of research into the history of the British Musicians' Union (MU), which traces its roots back to 1893. It argues that, as the only organization that has been involved in all the major agreements within the UK's music industries, the MU is uniquely placed to provide a prism through which to view the professional lives of musicians—and the industries they work in—over a period of 120 years. It is further argued that understanding musicians as particular… 
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