Ben Jones is National Organiser, Recording and Broadcasting, at the Musicians’ Union. He is responsible for negotiating collective media agreements with various bodies, such as the BPI, BBC, ITV, PACT and IPA, on behalf of the Union and its members. He also advises composers, songwriters and musicians on rates of pay, contracts and terms and conditions.
The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages. The benefits of membership include £10m public liability cover, £2000 worth of equipment insurance, contract advice, partnership agreements, careers advice and legal assistance. Contact the MU and find out how the Union’s team of specialist full-time officials can help you with your career whether you work in the live arena, the recording studio, in education or as a writer/composer.