UK Music joined forces with Intern Aware to launch an Internship Code of Practice for music companies and young people.
The code aims to help employers understand their role and duty when hiring an intern, and importantly show them their responsibilities in terms of pay and tenure.
The guide also provides potential interns with information about what they can expect when joining a music company, to safeguard them against poor quality and unpaid positions.
Oliver Morris, Director of Education and Skills at UK Music said: “Unpaid internships make access to the music industry exclusive and rule out talented young people who can’t afford to work for free. We are delighted this fantastic new guidance will help ensure fair access to the music business.”