SAVE LIVE MUSIC

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Join us and the DCMS Select Committee in Parliament in calling for a

"SECTOR SPECIFIC DEAL"

for the performing arts in order to

“STOP MASS REDUNDANCIES AND THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OF OUR CULTURAL INFRASTRUCTURE."

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Sir David Lidington

Former Deputy Prime Minister

" Covid 19 and the restrictions imposed in order to limit the pandemic threaten the survival of performance venues and the livelihoods of musicians.  For performers and audiences alike, what is under threat is part of what gives life its meaning. That is why this campaign is needed and deserves support."

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Rt Hon Damian Green MP

Former Deputy Prime Minister

“Bringing back live music as soon as humanly possible is not just an economic necessity, but a move which will bring back the soul of this country. We need to be a land with music.”

 
END UNFAIR TREATMENT OF THE SELF-EMPLOYED

 

 

 

"Enhanced measures for freelancers and small companies”

DCMS Committee
 

More than 75% of musicians are self-employed.  The self-employed are required to survive on just 40% of their usual salary, whilst those with salaried jobs get up to 95% of theirs, and a quarter of the self-employed workforce (1.2 million people) and 3 million sole company directors are being left to fend for themselves. 

 
TIMELINES FOR VENUES TO OPEN

 

 

 

“Clear...timelines for when [venues] will be able to reopen”  

DCMS Committee

 

Musicians don’t want government handouts – they want to get back into the orchestral pit or onto the stage, and are devastated to have had no music in their lives in 2020.  They need hope of getting back to work with a clear date on the horizon, so they can kickstart the nation’s mood and economic recovery.

 
TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS

 

 

 

 

"Technological solutions to enable audiences to return without social distancing”

DCMS Committee  

 

The government must pursue all avenues available and get test, track and trace working more effectively so that we can allow audiences and musicians to return safely without the need for social distancing.

 
SEAT OUT TO
HELP OUT 

 

 

 

“Long-term structural support to rebuild audience figures”

DCMS Committee  

 

We need an equivalent of “eat out to help out” for the music industry to boost audience numbers, to support venues and to get bums on seats again. 

CAMPAIGN BY ED BARKER

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