Extended model members of the Property Redress Scheme now have access to a legal advisory service provided by Arc Legal Assistance in partnership with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. Legal Advice and Assistance is a members-only service that provides musicians with access to legal advice and assistance on a variety of topics, including unpaid fees, disputes, and other workplace matters. You need legal help and you don`t know where to turn? Access legal advice and help on a variety of topics, including unpaid fees, disputes, employer concerns, and other workplace issues if you are a MU member. An employment lawyer will also provide members with practical advice and advice on negotiating better terms with your employer. The helpline can provide advice on general business matters such as contractual matters and employment disputes and practices, as well as specialist legal advice on landlord and tenant issues. The MU helped me break free from a contract I signed at the age of 14. I was able to get legal advice and support with the formal wording of the termination of the contract. If you are using the entry-level model and would like to upgrade your membership model to “Advanced” in order to access the Legal Helpline, please contact us by email or phone as above. Whatever legal issues musicians face, the musicians` union can help with legal advice and more to recover unpaid fees or revise a contract.
Readers of municipal and regional magazines use our professional services as a tool to know where to turn if they need medical, dental or legal advice. FAQ The Legal Line operates 24/7 and is managed by a dedicated team of legal advisors divided into specialized teams. Get quick help with family law, consumer law, property law, wills and trusts, and many other legal matters. If an employment contract is offered to a member of MU or a contract requiring a member to provide personal services, MU will arrange for an employment lawyer to review and provide appropriate advice on the contract. Please note that claims before the Labour Court are strictly limited in time and members can only have three months to file the claim. Any employment demands must therefore be dealt with immediately and the union must be consulted as soon as possible. Contact the MU for employment-related legal advice and assistance To find out if you are eligible for advice in this case, please read the full criteria for legal advice and assistance depending on your country of residence – check the criteria for England and Wales and the criteria for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Learn more about how musicians can benefit from expert advice and support.
A package of legal benefits for you and your family, including personal injury benefits and low-cost wills. The MU helps and supports me through all the important administrative and legal things that I would sweep under the rug in the hope that it would disappear. When a MU member found his group in a difficult situation, MU`s legal support took a burden off his shoulders. Scottish law firm Harper Macleod hosted legal webinars for MU members. Watch the published recordings of these webinars to learn more about the legal side of being a musician. I`m glad I asked MU for advice on this, otherwise I might never have understood. I am happy to be a member of such a brilliant organization as MU. Due to a trademark registration, the original Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band was no longer able to record an album or perform under its own name. They have now regained their name. Legal assistance when working with other musicians, for example in a band.
Magazines with leading professional offerings are seeing an increase in newsstand sales, web activity, and advertising sales. FAQ It is common for members who find themselves in a difficult work environment to suffer from very high levels of stress, anxiety or depression. Psychological support is provided by the following organizations, and the union recommends that members seek this support through their case: How members can ask for help before committing using the Ask Us First list. How we can help you if you haven`t been paid adequately for your work. The team made its biggest payment to date this month, paying out more than £730,000 so far this year. If you are offered a music company contract instead of an employment contract, such as a publishing contract or recording contract, our contractual advice may be useful. Irish-born singer-songwriter Megan O`Neill talks about the support she`s received so far through her MU membership. Two thousand artists and cultural workers received a basic income in Ireland in September this year as part of a pilot project. Without the help of the MU, I wouldn`t have gotten this far.
They`ve been brilliant in this whole process [employment case]. I highly recommend the MU. To learn more about the Policy Research Shop, click here. Without the presence, guidance and support of UM, I would never have been able to stand up to people like my employer. The CMA has announced that it will not conduct a comprehensive market study on music streaming. Concert performers, part-time teachers and professional musicians can access personal accident insurance, health insurance, travel insurance and car insurance through the musicians` union. Doctors, dentists, lawyers, real estate agents and chiropractors not only gain recognition by being included in our lists, but also generate new business. FAQ The Policy Research Shop is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education`s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program.