The UK Music Industry unites with letter to MPs and the Prime Minister to call for an alternative to Brexit, @music4eu

The UK Music Industry’s letter to MPs and the Prime Minister calling for an alternative to Brexit

We, the signatories of this letter, represent artists, producers, managers, businesses, and platforms from across the Music Industry in the UK and are writing to express our real concerns over Brexit and the current direction of the UK’s proposed departure from the EU.

Brexit represents a significant threat to the UK’s Music Industry. Leaving the EU’s customs union, single market, VAT area and regulatory framework (in whole or part) could devastate our global market leadership, and damage our freedom to trade, tour and to promote our artists and our works.

The music industry contributes £4.5 billion to the UK economy, and our world-beating artists helped to create exports of over £2.5 billion, which is growing fast in a global digital music business. Live music is at the heart of every artist’s business and contributed around £1bn to the UK economy, and freedom of movement is core to an artist’s ability to tour and promote their art.

The EU’s proposed reforms to the Digital Single Market, many of which were submitted by the UK, are intended to help consumers and technology businesses grow the market yet further, and the proposals for the EU Copyright Directive are designed to help protect the value of our industry’s output on major technology platforms. The UK music industry could be at a significant disadvantage to our peers in the countries remaining in the EU without these protections.

According to a survey conducted by UK Music on the Music Industry’s views on Brexit, only 2% thought Brexit would have a positive impact on their chances of work.

In the Post-Brexit UK, there is a clear risk that reaching consumers and fans will be more expensive, and international markets will be harder to access. Live events will run the danger of being delayed or even cancelled, which would undermine the financial and cultural benefits that this vibrant sector brings to UK PLC.

No-one voted for this situation, whether they voted Leave or Remain. It is critical to find a way out of this mess, and therefore we ask you to examine alternative options to maintain our current influence and freedom to trade.

Yours sincerely,

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Name Madeleine Harwood
Company, Org, Band, Artist Solo Artist
Role or Position Singer
Name Umong Shah
Company, Org, Band, Artist Fortitude Music
Name Carl Thorogood
Company, Org, Band, Artist Pink Toothbrush Nightclub
Role or Position Barman/Independent DJ
Name Tom Hutton
Company, Org, Band, Artist Kings Agency
Role or Position Owner
Name Jamie Lawson
Company, Org, Band, Artist Jamie Lawson
Role or Position Singer
Name Will Doyle
Name Ryan Ottley-Booth
Company, Org, Band, Artist 1993
Role or Position Senior Copyright Assistant
Name Joseph Lever
Company, Org, Band, Artist Music Managers Forum
Name Pato Rushton Morales
Company, Org, Band, Artist Captain Goodnight
Role or Position Singer
Name Nick Sanett
Company, Org, Band, Artist Nick 235/Ambiel Music
Role or Position Producer/A&R
Name Jon Beckley
Company, Org, Band, Artist F-10 artists
Role or Position MD
Name Livia Cruz
Name Dougal Lott
Company, Org, Band, Artist Freelance engineer
Name graeme hunter
Name Aardvark Gillibrand
Company, Org, Band, Artist Aardvark Productions Collective
Role or Position Founder
Name Ian Gibson
Company, Org, Band, Artist Sad Lovers & Giants
Name Josh Christopher
Company, Org, Band, Artist Love by Mistake
Role or Position CEO
Name Danny Ryan
Company, Org, Band, Artist Kudos Records Ltd
Role or Position Managing Director
Name Paul Sampson
Company, Org, Band, Artist Lickd
Role or Position CEO / Founder
Name Yvonne McLellan
Company, Org, Band, Artist Lost Art Agency
Role or Position Partner
Name Catherine Sharples
Company, Org, Band, Artist Slamboree
Role or Position Singer
Name Becci Scotcher
Company, Org, Band, Artist Life Medicine
Name Sophie Urquhart
Company, Org, Band, Artist Tin Drum Music
Role or Position Owner / Music Supervisor
Name Tyla Campbell
Company, Org, Band, Artist T.I.T.S
Role or Position Owner
Name matthew vickerstaff
Company, Org, Band, Artist Matthew Vickerstaff
Role or Position Graphic design and promotion
Name Ed Godshaw
Company, Org, Band, Artist Beatchain
Role or Position Director
Name Jack Ross
Company, Org, Band, Artist Anna Meredith
Role or Position Guitarist
Name Natalie Forsyth
Company, Org, Band, Artist AllStudios Ltd
Role or Position Founder CEO
Name Annie Rew Shaw
Company, Org, Band, Artist Austel
Role or Position Artist
Name Paul Pacifico
Company, Org, Band, Artist Specific Music
Role or Position CEO
Name Lazy Day
Company, Org, Band, Artist band/artist
Role or Position lead singer/composer
Name Nikki Camilleri
Company, Org, Band, Artist Believe
Role or Position A&R Manager
Name Kevan Gallagher
Name Richard Edwards
Role or Position Guitar Technician
Name Amelia Caesar-Homden
Company, Org, Band, Artist Big Life Management
Name Robin Wealleans
Company, Org, Band, Artist The Picture Works & Captain Black
Role or Position Director
Name Tim Roddis
Company, Org, Band, Artist Beggars Group
Name Steven Battelle
Company, Org, Band, Artist Steven Battelle
Role or Position Artist / songwriter
Name Justin Robson
Role or Position Guitar tech
Name Roberto Bua
Company, Org, Band, Artist Twickets
Role or Position Music Partnerships Manager
Name Mark Smutz Smith
Company, Org, Band, Artist Intune Addicts/Chase The Tag
Role or Position Director
Name Leigh Hunt
Company, Org, Band, Artist Bootleg Beatles
Role or Position FOH Sound
Name Luigi
Company, Org, Band, Artist Just Another Ant
Name Simon Coates
Company, Org, Band, Artist Tse Tse Fly Middle East
Role or Position Founder
Name Matt Colton
Company, Org, Band, Artist Alchemy Mastering
Name Ryan Richards
Company, Org, Band, Artist Future History Management
Role or Position Owner/Artist Manager
Name Simon Wheeler
Company, Org, Band, Artist Beggars Group
Role or Position Director
Name Ian A Anderson
Company, Org, Band, Artist fRoots Magazine
Role or Position Editor
Name Jess McCarten
Company, Org, Band, Artist The Rattle
Role or Position Community Manager
Name Lou Rhodes
Company, Org, Band, Artist Lamb
Role or Position Singer/songwriter
Name Liza Buddie
Company, Org, Band, Artist chaos and Bedlam management
Role or Position Manager/consultant
Name Saul Galpern
Company, Org, Band, Artist Nude
Role or Position MD
Name Catherine Allin
Company, Org, Band, Artist Catherine Allin
Role or Position Musician
Name Fredrik Ekander
Company, Org, Band, Artist Cosmos Music
Role or Position Founding Partner
Name Emma Houston
Company, Org, Band, Artist Ms
Name Marty Free
Name Alicia Bauer
Company, Org, Band, Artist ESP Agency, Kokeshi Music, DJ Alley Cat
Role or Position Director / Owner / Artist
Name Julia Hannan
Company, Org, Band, Artist Independent Music Industry Professional
Role or Position Management and Events
Name Nelly Liger-Edinger
Company, Org, Band, Artist The Noise Cartel
Role or Position Director Of Promotions
Name Matt Black
Company, Org, Band, Artist Matt Black
Role or Position Audio Director
Name Ashling Pickett
Company, Org, Band, Artist Music Publishers Association
Role or Position Marketing & Comms Executive
Name Gerard Johnson
Company, Org, Band, Artist Saint Etienne/ Chris Squire
Role or Position Musical Director/ Producer
Name zac peters
Company, Org, Band, Artist DMF Music
Role or Position Agent
Name Rebecca (Becky) Brook
Role or Position Consultant
Name Nadine Persaud
Company, Org, Band, Artist Salute The Sun
Role or Position Director
Name Olga FitzRoy
Role or Position Engineer
Name Howard Goodall CBE
Name Lee Smith
Company, Org, Band, Artist Leak Delete Ltd.
Role or Position Owner
Name Keshia Davies
Name Andy Carne
Company, Org, Band, Artist Streemliner
Role or Position Founder, CEO
Name Thomas Godwin
Name Mike Speakman
Company, Org, Band, Artist Pretty Good Digital
Role or Position Director
Name Siobhan Connor
Company, Org, Band, Artist Zeitgeist
Role or Position Account Manager
Name Sean Bullingham
Company, Org, Band, Artist Pretty Good Digital
Role or Position Director
Name Mike McNamara
Company, Org, Band, Artist The Little Ships
Name Jon Fisher
Company, Org, Band, Artist Pretty Good Digital
Role or Position Director
Name Mike Thomas
Company, Org, Band, Artist The Ghost of Fishboy Tractor
Role or Position Singer
Name Chris Marigold
Company, Org, Band, Artist Clinic Talent
Name Sunny SJ Winter
Company, Org, Band, Artist www.sunnystuartwinter.com
Role or Position Music Industry Blogger
Name Richard Baker
Company, Org, Band, Artist Therapy?
Role or Position Tour Manager
Name Angela Owen
Company, Org, Band, Artist Devil PR
Role or Position Publicist
Name Anna Russell
Company, Org, Band, Artist AR Artist Management
Role or Position Founder/Artist Manager
Name Callum McPhee
Company, Org, Band, Artist Full Charge Management
Role or Position Artist Manager
Name Gordon Duncan
Company, Org, Band, Artist APB PR
Role or Position Director
Name Sytske Kamstra
Company, Org, Band, Artist BySytske Ltd / Comedy International
Role or Position Owner / Founder
Name John Miller
Company, Org, Band, Artist Mr
Role or Position Keyboards in two big bands, and other smaller groups.
Name Stevie Firth
Name Chris Sheehan
Company, Org, Band, Artist Karousel Music
Role or Position CEO
Name Bryan Page
Company, Org, Band, Artist Jesta
Role or Position Musician
Name Thomas Curtis-Horsfall
Company, Org, Band, Artist Festicket
Role or Position Content Executive
Name Alexander Milas
Company, Org, Band, Artist Twin V Ltd.
Role or Position Director
Name Mark Foster
Company, Org, Band, Artist 7digital Group & MIDiA Research
Role or Position Non-Executive Director & Chairman
Name Cath Hurley
Company, Org, Band, Artist Mostdeffo
Role or Position Director/artist manager
Name Wayne Baxter
Company, Org, Band, Artist Stagedoor FM
Role or Position Managing Editor
Name Jamie Stanley
Company, Org, Band, Artist Mailman / ZM Music
Role or Position Artist, producer, event promoter