UK Music, the umbrella body for the commercial music industry, has launched an industry wide manifesto ahead of the UK 2015 General Election, aimed at all political parties and policy makers.
The document offers ideas and initiatives that would support and grow the music economy in the UK.
In the manifesto, UK Music identifies the five priority areas for the next Parliament and Government to focus on in order to maintain the industry’s £3.8 billion contribution to the nation’s balance sheet (i.e. GDP).
1. Strong copyright framework
2. Access to finance and fiscal incentives
3. Skills pipeline
4. International growth strategy
5. Better regulation based on good evidence
The UK Music Manifesto 2015 brings together industry wide requirements that have been developed to sustain and grow the whole industry, from artists, musicians, songwriters and composers, to record labels, music managers, music publishers, studio producers and music licensing organisations. This document has been formulated internally by UK Music and its members to enable structured conversations with all political parties ahead of the election.
Read the UK Music Manifesto here