Players' Work Time

Players' Work Time A History of the British Musicians' Union, 1893-2013

Hardback (19 Sep 2016) | English

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Synopsis

This book examines the working lives of musicians over the past 120 years via the history of the Musicians' Union. The union has been at the centre of all major agreements covering the employment of musicians across the UK's music industries for this period and its role to date has largely been ignored by historians of the music profession, the music industries and trade unions. This book remedies that oversight, providing fresh insight to musicians' working lives, the industries in which they work and wider British social life. It explores a history of confrontation, coercion and compromise played out across the nation's studios, performance spaces and airwaves.

About the Publisher

Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest University Press in England and publishes monographs and textbooks by authors from all over the world. Currently publishing 145 new books a year and managing a portfolio of 14 journals as well as an extensive backlist of over 1000 titles, the Press sells more than 150,000 books each year to a global audience. The Press exports some 50 percent of output to more than 60 countries using representatives in Britain, Ireland and Europe and agents elsewhere including North America, Canada and Australia.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784991326
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 331.8811780941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 270
Weight: 582g
Height: 247mm
Width: 194mm
Spine width: 23mm