A long list of UK artists and leading music bodies have put their name to an open letter asking that the present Brexit deal to be axed in order to prevent serious consequences for the music industry.
The UK parliament is in chaos after British PM, Theresa May’s, Brexit deal was greeted with mass opposition. Mrs May has now gone back to European leaders to ‘clarify’ some of the more problematic issues.
According to the NME, the list of artists include, Annie Lennox, Enter Shikari, The Libertines‘ Carl Barat, Nadine Shah, Billy Bragg and Blur‘s Dave Rowntree have spoken out, lending their support to an open letter as well as important music bodies such as Music Managers Forum, The Musicians Union, The Association of Independent Music, British Academy of Songwriters, the Music Producers Guild, Composers & Authors and management companies have such artists as At The Drive-In and more.
The letter states,
“Brexit represents a significant threat to the UK’s Music Industry” and that “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” and that “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.”
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