14.07.2022: It was Glastonbury meets Westminster at the UK Music Summer Party last night (Tuesday 13 July) as MPs, policy-makers and media, mingled with music managers, artists, trade body leaders and label executives.
UK Music’s Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin welcomed everyone to the event by saying: “Music brings people together. Everyone is here to show their support for a sector they love.”
Speaking at the event was Culture Minister Matt Warman, who said: “This Government is committed to getting the music back to the £5.8 billion it generated before the pandemic.”
Also speaking was Shadow DCMS Secretary Lucy Powell, who said: “UK music is a British success story, generating capital and jobs…but it still faces issues…which is why the work that UK Music does is so important.”
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music Chair Kevin Brennan introduced Roxanne de Bastion, who did a fantastic performance of three songs from her latest album, You & Me, We Are the Same.
Also in attendance were DCMS Minister Stephen Parkinson, Labour MPs Julie Elliott, Conor McGinn, Toby Perkins, Jeff Smith, Ellie Reeves, Vicky Foxcroft, Alex Davies-Jones, Dame Rosie Winterton, Stephen Morgan, Christian Wakeford and Ruth Jones, independent MP Neil Coyle, the SNP’s Pete Wishart, the SDLP’s Colum Eastwood, peers Tim Clement-Jones, Dave Watts, Paul Strasburger and Stephen Gilbert.
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