In an exclusive interview with Far Out, The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess has opened up about the harsh reality of Brexit on the music industry, which is particularly hurting less-established artists.
Frustrated opera star Bryn Terfel has revealed he had to travel from Austria to Slovakia to get a visa so he can perform in the Austrian capital.
It found that 90% of respondents believe Brexit will negatively impact the industry once all markets fully reopen.
GLASGOW'S music scene has been recognised as one of the world’s best and has birthed some of the finest musicians, from Simple Minds and Wet Wet Wet, to Mogwai, Deacon Blue and Belle and Sebastian.
Ministers making ‘misleading’ claims about Brexit blow to music tours, Lords inquiry warns 21/01/2022
Ministers are making “misleading” claims about the costs and red tape facing performers trying to tour the EU after Brexit, a parliamentary inquiry says.
An NME article about ongoing post-Brexit touring frustrations was raised in Parliament today.
Touring artists expecting a "rocky road in the summer" as more problems emerge.
Boris Johnson had previously promised to "fix" issues around visas so UK musicians could tour the continent permit-free.
Brexit is undermining the arts – and those in the creative industries are not being listened to 02/01/2022
Many in the arts will look at 2022 with trepidation. There are still many issues with the Brexit deal from 12 months ago.
Just one EU country signs deal to rescue post-Brexit music tours, despite Boris Johnson’s vow to ‘fix’ crisis 01/01/2022
Only Spain has signed agreement, leaving artists mired in ‘mountains of red tape’ – with pressure on new Brexit minister Liz Truss to change course.
Britain has been outside the EU’s legal regime for a year and has faced a number of impacts.
Negotiations have removed the need for additional visas, but unviable restrictions for British artists touring Europe are still in place.
Wholesaler Gardners is opening a separate sister company in France to mitigate the "frustrations, paperwork, and additional costs" for European customers since the beginning of 2021 due to the changes introduced by Brexit.
Rod Stewart has blasted Brexit and said he backs a second Scottish independence referendum.
Cultural events such as Shetland Folk Festival need greater support to overcome Brexit barriers on touring musicians, Alistair Carmichael has said.
Post-Brexit border controls and customs requirements have “gutted” SME businesses – and have left some industries fearing a UK talent drain.
We don't want to become a musical Galapagos, with our musicians locked out of the cultural partnership which is so important for creative development." 18/11/2021
"We don't want to become a musical Galapagos, with our musicians locked out of the cultural partnership which is so important for creative development." - @HarrietHarman at today's Westminster Hall debate on visas for musicians touring in the EU.
UK Independent artists and labels losing huge sums of money due to Brexit shipping problems 17/11/2021
Independent UK labels and artists are struggling with the crippling impact of Brexit. Figures in the UK music industry are now revealing that the “spiralling costs” of sending products to Europe is having an adverse effect on their business following the Brexit deal.
Spain ends visa requirement for British artists, though post-Brexit touring challenges continue 17/11/2021
Independent artists and labels say Brexit has had “outrageous” impact in shipping music and merch to and from Europe 16/11/2021
Many UK acts and labels now find it "kind of untenable to ship records to Europe"
Following Brexit and then a pandemic, independent labels and artists were already being crippled by the costs and delays to their vinyl releases, now they have been compounded by major artists block booking pressing plants.
Recently announced visa rules in Spain mean emerging artists can no longer afford to play there. Now Then explains why.
Simply Screwed – how Brexit is ruining the UK’s touring industry (and how YOU can help repair it) 30/10/2021
Covid-19 has prevented just about all music touring... They will play to packed houses, festivals and stadiums as soon as people are free to attend. But touring for all types of UK musical performers after Brexit is beset with administrative difficulties, barriers to trade and hoops to jump through. It is also exporting jobs and tax income to the continent and beyond.
On 26 October, we held a panel event to discuss the impact of Brexit on music specifically and the Arts generally. / As a preface to the evening’s discussion, the editor-in-chief, Anthea Simmons, read out a powerful, personal message from Sir Howard Goodall which we reproduce here in full.
The pre-Brexit business models for much of Britian’s creative industries are no longer workable, to the extent that many individuals and performers will be forced to quit.