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MPs Hear From Music Industry As EU Touring Inquiry Kicks Off

19.11.2021: On Monday (Nov 22),  the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music will take evidence from a panel of senior figures on the impact Brexit is having on the music industry.

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19.11.2021: On Monday (Nov 22),  the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music will take evidence from a panel of senior figures on the impact Brexit is having on the music industry.

Paul Crockford, manager of Dire Straits Mark Knopfler, Jeremy Pritchard bassist in award-winning band Everything Everything and Fiona McDonnell, Head of Concerts and Planning and Academy of Ancient Music will tell the cross-party group of MPs and Peers about the challenges faced by touring artists and musicians since the UK left the EU.

The session follows news that Spain is to relax requirements for visas for performing musicians from the UK and a ground-breaking Parliamentary debate that saw cross-party MPs including Mother of the House and Labour MP Harriet Harman MP and APPG on Music Chair and Conservative MP David Warburton unite in support of touring musicians.

The evidence session will be conducted via Zoom. If you would like to watch the session live please contact tom.kiehl@ukmusic.org and matt.bold@ukmusic.org for details.

The APPG on Music inquiry was launched in November with further sessions running over the coming months. UK Music acts as Secretariat to the APPG and is supporting the inquiry.

Our survey to inform evidence to the inquiry is being extended until close of play Monday – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C6ZRHL8

 

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