The Government published a Green Paper on the future of the BBC questioning the distinctiveness of what is being offered by the broadcaster. The BBC has made steps in recent years to make music a core activity of its broadcast services, alongside news and sport.
The corporation’s music services should be protected and expanded and not fall victim to any financial cuts or organisational restructuring as part of the review of the BBC Charter.
Any efficiencies made to the BBC through charter renewal must not be allowed to impact on music services.
#LetItBeeb is a campaign organised by UK Music on behalf of the entire UK music community. Its purpose is to unite music fans, artists, songwriters, composers and performers of all ages, genres and locations in support of the vital and diverse music services the BBC provides.
Without these services there would be diminished music output which would have far reaching cultural and economic implications for the UK.
BBC Music offers great diversity in its music coverage and reach. Radio1, Radio2, Radio3, 6Music, 1Xtra, The Proms, BBC Introducing, Later, BBC Asian Network, Desert Island Discs, Glastonbury, festival coverage, music driven broadcast programming, documentaries and other BBC output support the entire UK music ecosystem – a sector that contributed £3.8 billion to the UK economy last year.
BBC Music also provides unparalleled variety to its consumers – whether your interest is in new music, folk, classical, pop, jazz, electronica or grime.
The music community as a whole needs to support the BBC and the vital role it plays in supporting the entire music infrastructure in the UK.
Please sign our petition to the UK Government in order to ensure that music is protected and expanded for the future: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/106091
UK Music is the umbrella organisation which represents the collective interests of the UK’s music industry – from artists, musicians, songwriters and composers, to record labels, music managers, music publishers, studio producers, music licensing organisations and the live music industry. The members of UK Music are: AIM, BASCA, BPI, FAC, MMF, MPA, MPG, MU, PPL, PRS for Music and the Live Music Group