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The Musicians’ Census 2023

The initial findings of the first ever UK Musicians’ Census are now available. The results are based on detailed information provided by nearly 6,000 UK musicians, making it the largest ever survey of its kind.

This report provides a detailed insight into the demographic makeup of UK musicians, the barriers to career progression and economic challenges.

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Help Musicians

Help Musicians is a charity for professional musicians of all genres, both in work and in retirement. We help at times of crisis, but also at times of opportunity, giving people the support they need at the crucial stages that could make or break their career. We love music and want a world where musicians thrive.

Musicians' Union

Musicians' Union is the UK trade union for all musicians representing over 33,000 musicians across the UK working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of members with all the major employers in the industry, we offer a range of support services for musicians.

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