The UK music industry has joined forces to take on the tech giants that are trying to block EU plans to give everyone in the music industry a fairer deal. Members of the European Parliament backed the Copyright Directive in an important vote in Autumn 2018. This change would boost the tiny amounts that some tech firms like YouTube pay for music played online. A final version of the Directive is due to be voted on by MEPs in March. Our #LoveMusic campaign supports these important changes.
UK Music leads plea from MPs and Peers for Chancellor to use Spring Statement to end “nonsensical” discrimination against grassroots music venues over business rates.
We are delighted to release our 2018 report, revealing music industry exports rose to a record £2.6 billion last year
While the immediate outlook is promising, our new report shows there is growing evidence of a looming crisis in the music industry’s talent pipeline.