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The UK Live Music Industry in the Post-2019 Era

Recent developments, from Brexit to COVID-19, have serious ramifications for the UK’s live music industry, which faces a series of stark challenges. The combination of event cancellations due to COVID-19 and potential disruptions to supply chains and free movement following Brexit, risks damaging the nation’s interdependent local economies and local music ecologies. Even beyond these pressing problems, the ‘cultural pushback’ from perceptions of Britain post-Brexit could further limit future opportunities ...

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Kevin Brennan MP, Member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and the band MP4

Kelly Wood, Live and Music Writers Official at The Musicians’ Union

Mark Davyd, CEO of Music Venue Trust

Tom Kiehl, Acting CEO of UK Music

Chair: Dr Adam Behr, Co-investigator of the BLMP and Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University

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October 20, 2020

The event will take place on Zoom.

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