The UK Music Manifesto 2017

UK Music, the umbrella body for the commercial music industry, has produced a manifesto for the 2017 General Election focusing on the main priorities to enable the sector to thrive.

The manifesto is aimed at all political parties contesting the June 8 election and sets out a five-point plan to build the right framework for the industry in the coming years as the next Government leads Brexit negotiations and plans for a future beyond the EU.

UK Music wants to ensure the continued prosperity of the music sector, which contributes £4.4 billion to the economy and employs over 140,000 people by calling for action in the following fields:

  • International Action
  • Regional Development
  • Intellectual Property
  • Skills and Education
  • Finance and Investment

The manifesto sets out a series of priorities that support the five point plan. UK Music looks forward to working with the next Government and Parliament to take forward the measures to maintain growth in the sector. Over the past four years the music industry has grown by 25% and contributes £2.5 billion in exports.

The document has been formulated by UK Music to secure the best environment for all parts of the industry – artists and musicians, producers, songwriters, composers, labels, publishers, licensing organisations, managers and the live sector.

Read the UK Music Manifesto here

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