11.06.15: Today The Guardian has published a letter from UK Music in support of the BBC and BBC Music.
The full letter is as follows:
Following last week’s inaugural BBC Music Day, UK Music and its members would like to put on record its support for the BBC and the crucial role it plays in supporting British music and the UK’s cultural and creative sectors.
The BBC is a unique asset that defines our country. Its investment and commitment to supporting national and regional musical content is second to none. The commissioning and broadcast support for both emerging and established artists, performers, songwriters and composers plays an important role in British music’s success as one of the UK’s most recognisable global exports.
Times and technology may have changed, but the BBC, through its balance of services and commitment to supporting creative diversity across all of its platforms, continues to inform, educate and entertain audiences across the UK and beyond.
The British music industry backs a strong and well-funded BBC, one that will secure continued diversity of musical content and help strengthen our position as world leader in music.
Jo Dipple Chief Executive UK Music on behalf of:
Association of Independent Music (AIM)
British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA)
British Phonographic Industry (BPI)
Featured Artists Coalition (FAC)
Music Managers Forum (MMF)
Music Publishers Association (MPA)
Music Producers Guild (MPG)
Musicians Union (MU)
PRS for Music
UK Live Music Group.
You can see the online version of the letter here on the Guardian website: http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/jun/10/how-to-take-arts-to-all-parts-of-ukBack to news