“The Hargreaves Report is a disgrace,” he tells Music Week. “I think he came to it with a closed mind and he left it with a closed mind. I don’t think he listened to the evidence that he was given.” Heath suggests that UK Music’s involvement in the consultation process mitigated the findings. “Hargreaves could have torn us to pieces, quite frankly. He came up with a lot of prejudiced conclusions but we managed to moderate the report to a degree.” He also thinks that these prejudices were shared by ministers. “I think the prejudices that Hargreaves came into in preparation for his report – which were that the rights-owning industries were a bit of an obstruction to the Googles of this world – appear to exist in Government. I think they’re wrong.”

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