UK Music joined forces with Intern Aware to developed an Internship Code of Practice for music businesses and organisations.
The code aims to help employers understand their responsibilities when employing an intern, including aspects such as terms of pay and tenure.
To help safeguard them against poor quality and unpaid positions, this guide also provides potential interns with information about what they should expect from an internship.
UK Music’s Director of Education and Skills Dr Oliver Morris 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 encourage fair access to the music business.”