Welcome to our Membership signup area!

 

You can become a member of UKBlues via this page to enable you to:

  • Support UKBlues in achieving its Vision and its work for the Blues in the UK
  • Gain access to future exclusive content
  • Have the facility to post details of your own events on the UKBlues Calendar
  • And more.

Membership subscriptions are available for Full Members and Support Members.

Full Membership is £50 p.a. for individuals and small organisations (<£75k annual turnover) and £100 p.a. for large organisations (>£75k annual turnover), and the benefits are:

  • access to the UKBlues newsletter
  • 1 free banner and link on the UKBlues webpage (subject to vetting)
  • post details of own events on the UKBlues Events Calendar
  • take part in UKBlues projects
  • participate and vote in the UKBlues' Annual General Meeting
  • Blues in Britain Magazine discounted annual subscription rate – a £22.50 saving off the normal rate (£22.00 for EU/Europe and £23.00 for Rest of World)
  • Document Records discount - a 10% discount off any full price CD - excluding any CDs in sales or on special offer
  • such other benefits as may be negotiated, offered or agreed by the UKBlues Board.

Support Membership is £20 p.a. (age <18 free) and the benefits are:

  • access to the UKBlues newsletter
  • take part in UKBlues projects
  • Blues in Britain Magazine discounted annual subscription rate – a £13.50 saving off the normal rate (£13.00 for EU/Europe and £14.00 for Rest of World)
  • Document Records discount - a 10% discount off any full price CD - excluding any CDs in sales or on special offer
  • such other benefits as may be negotiated, offered or agreed by the UKBlues Board.

The full UKBlues Federation Membership Rules are given below.

 

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Application For Membership

 

To apply for membership of UKBlues please click either the 'Full Members' Paypal button or the 'Support Members' Paypal button. Once you have paid, a 'Thank You’ message will be displayed with a request to check your emails (and your spam folder). You will receive a Membership Approval email to complete the registration - please click the link provided in the email and complete the on-line registration details. Once completed you will receive an email with your user name and password.

 

 

Full Members click here:

 

Support Members click here:

 

 

 Thank you

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Donations

 

If you wish to make a separate donation to UKBlues please enter here:




Thank you

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UKBlues Federation Membership Rules

 

1. Membership Types

With reference to Part 4 (Members) of the Articles of Association of the UK Blues Federation (UKBlues), UK Blues membership comprises Full, Supporter and Honorary members.

1.1 Full Member

Full members shall have full membership, including the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting and to take part in projects undertaken by UKBlues.

Any person or organisation seeking to become a Full member of UKBlues must fulfil at least one of the following conditions:

  • perform or promote music with the emphasis on blues and roots music;
  • be a blues oriented organisation, a festival, a blues venue, a blues concert or gig promoter, a record label, a booking agency, a radio or TV show or a magazine (physical or digital or both) whose activity concentrates on blues and roots music;
  • be an individual who is well informed about blues & roots music and the musical scene of his/her region, or involved in the promotion and/or support of blues & roots music and musicians.

1.2 Supporter Member

Supporter members are only affiliated to participate in the activities of UKBlues. They do not have the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Similar to Full members, Supporter members are entitled to take part in projects undertaken by UKBlues and may be individuals or organisations.

1.3 Honorary Member

Honorary membership can be conferred and withdrawn on the decision of the Board at a full board meeting, on the basis of a simple majority of the members present or represented, to persons rendering or having rendered notable services to UKBlues. Honorary members may participate in the Annual General Meeting with consultative powers, but without voting rights. There shall be no annual fees required of honorary members.

 

2. Membership Criteria

Membership shall be at the sole discretion of the Board who must approve all applications for membership and shall have the right to decline any application without having to give any explanation or justification thereof.

All members must adhere to these Membership Rules and Obligations.

Annual membership fees for all membership categories shall be established by the Board.

Each membership will be valid for one year renewable annually on the anniversary of the joining date, i.e. the date original membership fees received and accepted by UKBlues.

An electronic form will be available on the UKBlues website by which persons seeking membership can register their application. Applicants will be considered to be admitted as members and shall become a member of the allocated type once the application is approved and payment of the corresponding fee has been received and accepted by UKBlues.

Annual membership renewal subscriptions will be automatically processed 30 days after the date of issue of the renewal notification to the member. If the member does not wish to renew their subscription, they must notify the Membership Secretary within 30 days of the date of the renewal notification.

In the case of dismissal, exclusion or withdrawal of a member, no part of the fee paid by this member will be reimbursed.

The names of all members will be held in a register of members. Such register may be made available to other Full and Honorary members only upon specific request and may be inspected at the registered address but a member may indicate, in writing, at any time that they do not wish their details to be made available to other members.

UKBlues undertakes not to make any membership details available to any party who is not a bona fide member of UKBlues.

 

3. Membership Fees

3.1 Full Members

a) Individuals and small organisations (turnover < £75k per annum): £50.00 per annum

b) Large organisations (turnover > £75k per annum): £100.00 per annum

3.2 Supporter Members

a) Supporter: £20.00 per annum

b) Supporters below the age of 18 - no membership fee

3.3 Honorary Members

No membership fee.

 

4. Membership Benefits

Membership shall include specific membership benefits detailed for different categories of member, as defined and approved by the UKBlues Board.

4.1 Full Member

The following specific membership benefits shall apply to all Full members:

  • access to the UKBlues newsletter
  • 1 free banner and link on the UKBlues webpage (subject to vetting)
  • post details of own events on the UKBlues Events Calendar
  • take part in UKBlues projects
  • participate and vote in the UKBlues' Annual General Meeting
  • Blues in Britain Magazine discounted annual subscription rate – a £22.50 saving off the normal rate (£22.00 for EU/Europe and £23.00 for Rest of World)
  • Document Records discount - a 10% discount off any full price CD - excluding any CDs in sales or on special offer
  • such other benefits as may be negotiated, offered or agreed by the UKBlues Board.

4.2 Supporter Member

The following specific membership benefits shall apply to Supporter members:

  • access to the UKBlues newsletter
  • take part in UKBlues projects
  • Blues in Britain Magazine discounted annual subscription rate – a £13.50 saving off the normal rate (£13.00 for EU/Europe and £14.00 for Rest of World)
  • Document Records discount - a 10% discount off any full price CD - excluding any CDs in sales or on special offer
  • such other benefits as may be negotiated, offered or agreed by the UKBlues Board.

4.3 Honorary Member

The following specific membership benefits shall apply to Honorary members:

  • access to the UKBlues newsletter
  • take part in UKBlues projects
  • participate in UKBlues Annual General Meeting (consultative only / no voting rights)
  • such other benefits as may be negotiated, offered or agreed by the UKBlues Board.

 

5. Member’s Obligations

Any person or organisation or other body who seeks to become a member of UKBlues at whatever level is deemed to have made themselves aware of the Statutes and Membership rules of UKBlues and gives an absolute undertaking to UKBlues to abide by same at any time when they are acting for, on behalf of or in connection with anything related or connected to UKBlues. The membership of UKBlues of any person, organisation, or other body may be withdrawn if the Board considers, by a majority decision, that such person, organisation, or other body has acted in breach or contravention of such Statutes and/or Membership Rules or has acted in a manner which is contrary or prejudicial to the aims, ideals or principles of UKBlues.

 

6. Membership Rules Amendments

These Membership Rules may be reviewed and amended by the UKBlues Board from time to time. The latest Membership Rules will be displayed on the UKBlues website.

 

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Application For Membership

 

To apply for membership of UKBlues please click either the 'Full Members' Paypal button or the 'Support Members' Paypal button. Once you have paid, a 'Thank You’ message will be displayed with a request to check your emails (and your spam folder). You will receive a Membership Approval email to complete the registration - please click the link provided in the email and complete the on-line registration details. Once completed you will receive an email with your user name and password.

 

 

Full Members click here:

 

Support Members click here:

 

 

 Thank you

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Donations

 

If you wish to make a separate donation to UKBlues please enter here:




Thank you

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