26/03/2019: UK Music today hosted the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP QC and Creative Industries Minister Margot James MP for a roundtable discussion with UK Music Board members.
UK Music CEO Michael Dugher with Creative Industries Minister Margot James MP and the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright
Discussion at UK Music’s HQ centred on the needs of touring musicians following Brexit as well as the Government’s upcoming Online Harms White paper. UK Music members also raised the Copyright Directive which was passed in the European Parliament today.
UK Music also briefed the Ministers on ongoing campaigns including music in education and the impact of business rates on grassroots music venues.
Our thanks to the following UK Music members for attending and joining the discussion: Paul Pacifico (AIM), Lucie Caswell (FAC), Robert Ashcroft (PRS for Music), Geoff Taylor (BPI), Cameron Craig (MPG), Greg Parmley (UK Live Music Group), Paul Clements (MPA), Crispin Hunt (Ivors Academy), Annabella Coldrick (MMF), Phil Kear (MU) and David Harmsworth (PPL).
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright addressing UK Music members at industry roundtable