The Musician (Mar 2014)

The spring issue of The Musician is distributed to all members of the MU this week. Following four years of publishing the previous journal-style design – winner of Best Magazine in the TUC Comms Awards 2013 – the publication boasts a number of new features in a new size, revised paper stock, all laid out in a contemporary design benefiting from the reintroduction of colour photography.

There are profile interviews with BBC Folk Award winner Lisa Knapp, jazz sax ace Dave O’Higgins, a focus on sexism in the industry and a report on the Union’s new Live Performance Dept. Advice pieces offer musicians help with career development and improving their online profile, while a two page spread Debunking the myths, aims to dismiss some of the inaccuracies on the workings of the MU.