23/04/2020: Ahead of World Intellectual Property Day Our Acting CEO discusses the important link between music and IP to M Magazine
The impact of coronavirus has highlighted more than ever the financial vulnerability of many of those who create the music we love. As many as 72% of those working in the creative industries are self-employed and this pandemic has hit them extremely hard. Many were earning less than the national living wage before the virus struck.
The music industry joined forces to support those in need. The Musicians’ Union, PRS For Music, Help Musicians and AIM have all opened hardship funds, with others such as PPL and the BPI making vital donations.
Legions of music fans are doing their best to support, getting involved in schemes like Record Store Day Fill The Gap and Virtual Pints. Musicians, singers, producers, songwriters and engineers will continue to need our support going forward if we want the UK’s music industry to remain the envy of the world.
World Intellectual Property Day, which takes place on Sunday (April 26), serves as a great reminder of how we all can support our music creators. The initiative encourages us all to learn about the role intellectual property can play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
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