Political decisions have an impact on the music industry. In response, UK Music provides an integrated strategic approach via the development of policy and campaigns.
A key role that UK Music performs is to promote greater understanding amongst policy makers about the music industry, providing explanations and analysis as to how their decisions will impact the sector. Through dialogue, discussions, submissions and consultations with its members, UK Music is able to tap into the key issues and concerns.
UK Music also acts as a direct conduit between politicians and the music industry; formulating and delivering clear messages and from the industry for Government to act on.
In recent years UK Music has made significant progress in changing the law to enable the music industry to continue to grow and flourish. On issues such as copyright, planning, licensing and finance, representations and campaigns delivered by UK Music to Government and Parliament have had a profound impact on the legislative and policy process.
As UK Music is an umbrella organisation it holds a unique position when engaging with Government and Parliament as it can represent the views of the music industry as a whole. By bringing together the individuals and companies that comprise the commercial music industry, UK Music can speak with one voice on a number of issues to Parliament and Government, creating a positive framework for furthering music industry development and success.
As UK policy makers adjust to the implications of the recent referendum decision to leave the European Union, UK Music will be at the forefront in promoting the music industry’s position to the new Government in the UK.