Matt Hancock at UK Music's Conservative Party Conference Brexit panel
09/01/18: UK Music chief executive Michael Dugher said the promotion of former Digital Minister Mr Hancock was good news for the music industry.
Mr Dugher said: “Matt Hancock's appointment will be widely welcomed throughout the music industry. As the Minister for his Digital, Matt showed that he is always willing to engage with the industry, to listen to our concerns and importantly to get things done.
“He has a thorough grasp of the issues facing our industry and has already worked very closely with UK Music on the importance of protecting IP, dealing with the impact of Brexit, scrapping Form 696 and combating rip-off secondary ticketing. It's a great appointment and we look forward to working with him on the future challenges and opportunities for the music industry.”
Mr Hancock replaces Karen Bradley who was moved to become Northern Ireland Secretary.
In other ministerial changes, Margot James MP becomes the Minister of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Elected in 2010, Margot was previously a Junior Minister at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).Back to news