The autumn 2015 issue of The Musician is being dispatched to MU members this week. The mailing includes the MU Members’ Diary for 2016 and an insert with the Rule Changes carried at Conference. Also of particular note in this edition is the launch of a recruitment campaign: #whoisyourplus1

The journal’s contents include:

Frontline
– John Smith appointed Chair of PPL
– MU support for TUC LGBT Conference
– Black History Month

Reports
– General Secretary
– Safeguarding the income of musicians
– MU Delegate Conference 2015
– Judicial Review success
– Who is Your Plus One?

Inbox
– Letters, emails and tweets from MU members

Features
– Transatlantic alliance between the West End and Broadway
– The cost of playing live
– Why I joined the MU
– How the radio spectrum sell-off will affect musicians

Profiles
– Andy Findon

Advice
– In the Mix
– The art of playing background piano

Reviews
– CDs & downloads

Union notices
– Key contacts
– Ask Us First
– Tributes
– Gigging overseas
– MU Conference Motions
– Member benefits checklist

This issue will also be available via the MU website, plus audio files are being prepared to distribute the content in audio format to visually impaired members. The magazine is also being prepared as a large print file in 24 point for distribution.