Musicians’ Union

Artist Research

Performers and creative professionals face a constant struggle for their work to be given the recognition it deserves. For most members of the field, pay, hours and benefits do not fairly reflect the training that such skilled professionals have undertaken.

The Musicians’ Union recently commissioned DHA to help them make the case that changes are needed to the way musicians are treated in the UK. The result was The Working Musician, based on a survey of nearly 2,000 musicians, and 34 in-depth interviews with working musicians, union staff and sector experts.

The report provides the Musicians’ Union with a powerful advocacy tool, which they are now taking to politicians to make an unanswerable case for changes to the way musicians are paid and taxed – as well as using to build public understanding of the challenges musicians face.

You can see the full report here.

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