After a devastating year of COVID-19 closures, the industry now finds itself excluded from its closest and most important international market. Despite the significant contribution made by the live music industry to the UK economy, the cultural sector was not included in the EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement. As access to the European market is essential for live music touring, this places the industry at significant risk.
Without urgent and targeted intervention, the sector’s extensive supply chain will collapse, resulting in many thousands of job losses, company closures, and the loss of our world-leading live music supply chain to mainland Europe.
To provide the industry with the support it needs today, LIVE is calling for a Live Music Transitional Support Package (TSP).
The Live Music Transitional Support Package (TSP) would:
- Offer a quick solution for the Government to mitigate the catastrophic disruption to the live music sector caused by Brexit.
- Establish a working partnership between the Government and the live music sector until the planned UK Cultural Export Office is operational.
- Prioritise emerging talent and those likely to be hardest hit by the new regulations.
- Provide support for all those on stage and everyone involved behind the scenes.
The package would consist of five main strands of support:
- Support and relief
- Expert advice
- Lobbying and negotiation
For further details on the Live Music Transitional Support Package, please click here.