Talk:Musicians' Union (UK)

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Duration and stages of the Jazz Ban?[edit]

This section really needs filled out, to establish the extent/dates when there was something which really qualifies as a ban, when there was a one-for-one exchange quota which effectively operated like a ban, when it was possible to circumvent a ban by reclassifying as a "classical" performance (such as Ornette Coleman in 1965), and when any restrictions were lifted. The question of whether/when there was a ban on BBC radio play also needs clarified: for example (staying with jazz), the BBC broadcast Ornette Coleman at Bracknell in 1978; and outside jazz, DJs like John Peel were broadcasting sessions and live performances by American bands during the 70s. AllyD (talk) 21:14, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

And why did jazz get banned? Where were the main influences of the Beatles and another bands (during the late 1940's and 1950's)?

Worst article on the Internet[edit]

This is a terrible article. Whoever contributed to this ought to be ashamed of themselves. All I have learned about the Musicians Union is that they forbid American Jazz musicians at some point. I know nothing else. This is quite possibly the worst article on any topic available in the world. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 138.251.229.240 (talk) 01:51, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Possibly The Worst Article On Wikipedia[edit]

Appallingly bad, this appears to have been written by the MU and is nothing but a puff piece. Needs a rewrite from scratch. Looking at revision history, it appears to at one time have actually discussed the MU and its history, but now it's just advertising. An unencyclopaedic disaster, this is.82.71.30.178 (talk) 01:43, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Possibly internet's clearest example of trade unions' totalitarism and intolerance[edit]

How could a free, creative musician feel at ease in such a company ? How many voices of complaint must be filed in this talk section before the page gets a well deserved banner "NPOV questioned" at its front?

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Much of the text in the article is to be found at http://www.musiciansunion.org.uk which has a copyright claim [1]. I shall remove problematic text as I have the opportunity. Thincat (talk) 16:59, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

I have removed problematic text and made some very minor cleanup. The article used to have some unreferenced critical comment [2] which was removed as part of a general whitewash. I have not restoring this text. Thincat (talk) 17:31, 21 November 2010 (UTC)