18/02/2019: UK Music today unveiled a stellar line up of senior politicians and music business leaders for SXSW 2019 to discuss how to maintain the UK’s world-leading music industry after Brexit.
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Chaired by All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music Vice-Chair and member of the Liverpool City Region Music Board Lord Watts and featuring UK Music CEO Michael Dugher, the high-level panel will discuss global strength of the music industry and how this can be maintained after the UK leave the EU.
The event will take place on Tuesday March 12 from 4.30pm to 5.30pm at the British Music Embassy at Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto) in Austin, Texas.
Titled “UK Music Presents: How do we maintain the UK music industry’s global success after Brexit?”, the other panellists are set to include: Peter Leathem (CEO, PPL), Nigel Elderton (Chair, PRS for Music), Vanessa Reed (CEO, PRS Foundation).
The panel will also consider the international implications, challenges and opportunities for music and talent development for the UK music industry – which contributes £4.5bn a year to the economy.
For the first time, UK Music is an official partner at the British Music Embassy – the UK residency at SXSW.
UK Music CEO Michael Dugher said:
“UK Music are proud to be official partners at the British Music Embassy and we’re delighted to be hosting such a fantastic panel of experts at SXSW this year.
“SXSW promises to be a fantastic showcase of the best of new British talent. The UK Music event could not come at a more critical time for the UK music industry with so many vital questions about the impact of Brexit remain unanswered.
“We hope to explore some of those issues and look at wider solutions to maintain the outstanding global success of the UK music business and safeguard the future of the talent pipeline”.
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