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Musicians Union of Ireland backs call for Irish music quota on radio stations

The Musicians Union of Ireland (MUI) has voiced its support for a Bill which will be debated in the Dáil this evening (Wednesday, 14th December) which seeks to set a minimum quota for the amount of music produced by Irish artists to be played on radio stations.

MUI Organiser, Graham Macken, said: “The Bill proposed by Labour TD Willie Penrose seeks to amend the Broadcasting Act 2009, so that a minimum quota of airtime is allotted by stations for the broadcast of Irish music of all genres.Continue Reading

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Irish Equity, the MUI and the NUJ winning for actors and musicians

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This Bill which will restore the unions right to collective bargain rates for voice over actors and session musicians. Equity, the MUI and the NUJ have been fighting this battle for 12 years so today is a good day for voice over artists, musicians and freelance photographers. Continue Reading

The Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016


The Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to return collective bargaining rights to freelance workers will be back for final stage in the Seanad on Thursday 10th November. After more than a decade it is with great satisfaction that we are now seeing progress on this issue. It can now be hoped that freelance workers will soon once again be effectively represented through collective bargaining by their union.

Discounts for MUI members

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If you are using any of the retailers below, please be sure to show your MUI card for a discount.


Paul Ryan Music, 4 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

paulryanmusic.com – Tel: 01 679 8571

Everest Music, 2 Raven Hall, Dargle Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

everestmusic.com – Tel: 01 286 1933

Goodwins Music, 134 Capel Street, Dublin 1

goodwinsmusic.ie – Tel: 01 873 0846

Perfect Pitch, 35 Exchequer Street, Dublin 1

Perfect Pitch – Tel: 01 677 1553

About Us

The Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI), an affiliate of SIPTU,  represents musicians from every genre along with music teachers, singers and other music professionals.

The Union works hard to protect members, whether freelance or directly employed, from exploitation and has a successful track record of ensuring that members receive all contractual entitlements arising from their performances.Continue Reading