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Senior Parliamentarians meet to discuss the music industry’s Talent Pipeline

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music met today at Portcullis House in the House of Commons to discuss the music industry’s Talent Pipeline.

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26/02/2019: The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music met today at Portcullis House in the House of Commons to discuss the music industry’s Talent Pipeline.

The group heard a presentation from music education consultant Abigail D’Amore on the challenges and opportunities for music in education.

UK Music Deputy CEO Tom Kiehl then highlighted UK Music’s work in this area and outlined  the key findings from the Securing Our Talent Pipeline report published last year.

APPG members and UK Music members  raised further issues affecting music in education and discussed what could be done to improve participation in music in schools.

Parliamentarians who attended included APPG Chair David Warburton MP, Andrea Jenkyns MP, Lord Dave Watts, Ian Lucas MP, Louise Haigh MP, Ian Paisley MP, Mark Tami MP, Chris Matheson MP and Toby Perkins MP. UK Music members represented included the MU, PRS for Music, BASCA, FAC, MMF, MPG, BPI and PPL.

The APPG brings together a cross-party group of Parliamentarians with an interest in the music business.  The APPG on Music is chaired by David Warburton MP and currently has 96 representatives.

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