“It’s going to be devastating” – here’s how Brexit will screw over British touring artists [NME] 03/02/2020
But all is not lost – sign the petition now to grant British artists a Musicians’ Passport. Andrew Trendell investigates how Brexit could wreak havoc on the touring industry.
Artists must also prove they have nearly £1000 in savings before applying.
Brexit is killing off music tours in EU and industry may not survive immigration crackdown, government warned 12/05/2020
More than two-thirds of musicians say bookings dried up because of visa red tape and cost – even before coronavirus struck
If the coronavirus pandemic does not critically damage the British and European music industry, the effect of Brexit may finish it off.
Priti Patel warned her immigration crackdown will ‘cut the legs off’ the UK music industry 21/02/2020
Home Office accused of refusing to listen to £111bn-a-year culture sector – just weeks after a minister admitted government must retain free movement
Home Office pours cold water on artists’ hopes of retaining free movement between the UK and the EU.
Singing of Auld Lang Syne starts in the European Parliament as the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is approved by MEPs 29/01/2020
Pro-Europeans have kickstarted a campaign to try to get Ode To Joy back into the charts on the day that the UK will depart the European Union.
Culture minister Nigel Adams on Brexit: 'Free movement for artists is absolutely essential' 21/01/2020
Bracing for Brexit: U.K. Music Industry Making Plans to Prepare for Chaos -- With Live Sector Most at Risk 10/10/2019
Contingency plans are being worked out for several sectors of the British industry as the deadline to leave the European Union looms.
Vinyl and CDs are manufactured on mainland Europe leaving the UK supply chain vulnerable to a no-deal Brexit.
Bands, theatre groups and sports clubs could be badly hit by need for visas, carnets and documents.
Brexit is on the horizon – and in the ISM's latest report, research has revealed how it is having a negative effect on the music profession.
THE music scene in Northern Ireland could be 'rocked' on two fronts by Brexit, figures in the industry have claimed.
A no-deal departure from Europe would mean touring musicians could face logistical headaches. / Professional musicians say they are being overlooked in the swirling Brexit debate.
European Elections: Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman among authors urging voters to support the EU 22/05/2019
'It seems to us that the same question is facing every industry and every person in the UK: what will you choose to lose?' / Some of the UK’s most respected writers have signed a letter in The Guardian urging voters taking part in the European elections to support the EU.
An opera singer was asked to change her EU flag themed dress for a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.
US brands Gibson and Fender increase list prices as double digit hikes hit music stores
Rock for Europe is organising music events in Chester, Liverpool and Manchester to support the People’s Vote. This is a unique project – a nationwide event using music to spread the message – that Brexit is not a done deal. We must demand a final say on the Brexit deal, with the option to remain.
Music Against Brexit (MAB) is a movement to inspire people to express their feelings about Brexit through the medium of music.
The UK music industry is uniting to call for an alternative to Brexit. Join us and add your voice. / We, the signatories of this letter, represent artists, producers, managers, businesses, and platforms from across the Music Industry in the UK and are writing to express our real concerns over Brexit and the current direction of the UK’s proposed departure from the EU.
GLOBAL TRADE REPORT: How to maximise the UK’s global ambition and potential through its creative industries [PDF] 01/01/2018
British orchestras tour widely in the EU – and when we leave, they will probably need work permits and special social security and health insurance arrangements, as well as facing delays at the border. / Membership of the single market and the customs union has been hugely beneficial in enabling British orchestras to tour across Europe
A ‘hard’ Brexit could mean the end of European festival goers and bands attending UK events – leaving a £767 million hole that may silence the UK festival scene.
Brexit is a career-killer for freelancers, argues reader Jayne Hamilton. / "I will lose two-thirds of my livelihood at the very least because of Brexit. While companies export products, we freelancers export ourselves. The freedom of movement and work in the single market is vital for us."