Disabled Musicians Membership of Musicians’ Union

We are pleased to share the news that the Musicians’ Union has launched a new Disabled Musicians Membership, with the intention of recruiting, retaining and helping to level the playing field for disabled musicians.

At Drake Music we work every day to support and champion Disabled musicians at every level, from young musicians in school to professional artists and everything in between.

Disabled musicians regularly share with us their experiences of barriers in the industry and how this limits their career and creative options. We are really pleased to see the MU taking this on, developing this reduced price membership and working on behalf of Disabled musicians to bring about change.

The Disabled Musicians Membership has been developed in consultation with their Disabled members (including our very own John Kelly) and is informed by and  recognises the Social Model of Disability.

Graphic saying Disabled Musicians Membership, be sure you're represented

From the MU:

It is a fact that disabled people face significant barriers to a career in music.

That includes access to tuition, work opportunities and funding as well as extra costs like expensive equipment, higher energy bills, and accessible travel.

The MU’s new Disabled Musicians Membership makes trade union support more accessible for musicians who face additional financial barriers specifically because they are disabled.

It is open to new members, and existing members when they renew.

Find out more and if you’re eligible on the Musicians’ Union website.

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