The Government must extend its VAT cut to the music industry to ensure it is not left behind, the acting chief executive of UK Music has said.
The Government must ensure that the self-employed are not left “swinging in the wind” during the coronavirus pandemic, according to UK Music’s acting CEO.
The Government should set up a task force to support the battered music industry through the coronavirus pandemic, UK Music has said.
Thousands of jobs and £900 million will be lost in the live music industry if “urgent” action is not taken by the Government, according to a trade body for the sector.
The music industry is facing “grave difficulties” and the Government should help it recover once the lockdown is lifted, UK Music chairman Tom Watson has said.
Labour’s former deputy leader Tom Watson has been appointed as the new chairman of UK Music, the umbrella body for the entire commercial music industry.
Representatives from across the UK music landscape have called on the Chancellor to introduce “urgent” measures to counter the Covid-19 outbreak’s effect on the industry.
The boss of a leading UK music charity has said he is concerned some up-and-coming artists will not have careers by next year, due to the cancellation of festivals such as Glastonbury.
The cancellation of Glastonbury 2020 is a “bitter blow”, the acting boss of UK Music has said.
The coronavirus pandemic could deal a “hammer blow” to the UK music industry, the body which represents its commercial interests has warned.
The UK music industry contributed more than £5 billion to the nation’s economy last year, according to a report.
Campaigners have cited Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi in a plea for all political parties to protect the UK’s lucrative music industry
The representation of young women working in the British music industry has increased by almost 10%, the results of a nationwide diversity survey suggest.
The UK music industry contributed £4.5 billion to the nation’s economy last year, according to a report.
UK Music has called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to order an “urgent review” into music education in state schools.
Ed Sheeran has spoken out against cuts to music education in state schools, saying he benefited from the tuition he received as a student.
The majority of deaf and disabled people have experienced problems and largely feel discriminated against when trying to book tickets to live music events, according to a new report.
A plan to protect threatened grassroots music venues from closure has been backed by the Government.
Sir Paul McCartney has warned the future of music is in danger as he called for a change in the law to protect live venues across the UK.
Vinyl sales have continued to boom and are at their highest level since the start of the Nineties, figures on the UK music industry have revealed.
UK Music has called for a review of business rates for music venues after sharing figures that show hikes of up to 140% for famed industry landmarks this year.
Britain’s live music venues could be offered a legal lifeline as part of a proposal forcing developers to consider a project’s impact on pre-existing businesses.
UK Music has called on music streaming platforms to end their “free ride” by providing better deals to British artists.