It is still, frankly, anyone’s guess what form the UK’s upcoming exit from the European Union will take – and the chaotic state of the British government right means it’s still possible ‘Brexit’ won’t happen at all.
For musicians and music companies this is all worrying: particularly those trying to plan tours in Europe after the currently-planned exit date of 29 March.
Music-industry finance firm Centtrip is hoping to help: it has launched a ‘Brexit Desk’ which it says will help artists, promoters, distributors and other music-industry companies grapple with the implications. “Centtrip’s new specialist team will be on hand to analyse the current economic and political landscape, evaluate its impact and devise an efficient foreign exchange strategy,” claims the company. “Our clients in the music and entertainment sector are looking for clarity and guidance as this summer may become a chilling reality for the industry,” added Centtrip’s music and entertainment chief Simon Liddell.