Musicians’ Union launches musical theatre publication to offer advice to budding performers and writers

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has teamed up with the Writers Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) to launch The Musical Theatre Kit.

The joint publication is a map to the latest MU and WGGB Musical Theatre Writing guidelines. It covers creation, development and production, and signposts the places where detailed information can be found about each aspect of the process.

The Kit explores how musical theatre is a collaborative art form. It recognises that the material is created by a combination of book writers, composers and lyricists – or devised by a collective of performers and writers.

It will help with copyright ownership, copyright merging and small rights issues, offer advice to budding writer and working partners, and provide online sample contracts and resources.

There is advice on working with the source material itself, whether an original story, an adaption of existing material in the public domain – out of copyright – or an adaption of an existing work that is still in copyright.

The Musical Theatre Kit is available online as a free PDF, which you can download here.


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