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Music Industry Leaders Respond to Government’s Copyright Directive Announcement

UK Music members have voiced concern over the Government's announcement that it will not be implementing the Copyright Directive.

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28/01/2020: UK Music members have voiced concern over the Government's announcement that it will not be implementing the Copyright Directive.

This follows confirmation from Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minister Chris Skidmore that any changes to the UK’s copyright framework would fall under the domestic policy process. Deputy CEO Tom Kiehl wrote to Mr. Skidmore to request an urgent meeting to discuss the music industry's concerns. Read more here

UK Music and its members campaigned for the EU's Copyright Directive to ensure a fair deal for music creators and rightsholders from big tech. Read more here

PRS FOR MUSIC CEO ANDREA C. MARTIN

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MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION

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AIM CEO PAUL PACIFICO

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FAC GENERAL MANAGER DAVID MARTIN

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IVORS ACDEMY CHAIR CRISPIN HUNT

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BPI CEO GEOFF TAYLOR

 “It remains of vital importance to British music and the UK’s creative industries that digital platforms pay fairly for the content they use and put in place effective proactive measures to ensure illegal content does not appear on their services. We will continue to engage closely with Government on this subject to ensure this goal is achieved.”

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MMF CEO Annabella Coldrick

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MU DEPUTY GENERAL SECRETARY NAOMI POHL

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