UK music industry issues touring warning over ‘no deal’ Brexit
We try not to get too political here at Music Ally, given our broad church of readers, but at the time of writing the prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit with the UK crashing out of the European Union at the end of October looks...
October 4, 2019
Reeperbahn Festival day one: Copyright, Brexit and more
Authenticity, Copyright law, and - oh yes - Brexit were all on the agenda during the first day of conference sessions at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. In an era where perceived authenticity counts for so much, songwriters...
September 20, 2019
20 British acts split £250k in latest MEGS funding scheme
The government-funded Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS for short, which the child inside us wants to sit alongside other initiatives with the acronyms MOGS and OWLS) has had a positive impact for hundreds of British artists...
August 23, 2019
Collywobbles for British music bodies as Boris Johnson named PM
Later today, the UK will get a new Prime Minister: Conservative politician Boris Johnson, whose past roles include Mayor of London and Foreign Secretary. Johnson was also one of the leaders of the ‘Leave’ campaign in...
July 24, 2019
UK and European indies call for greater certainty for the creative sector amid Brexit bedlam; plus UMG sale implications
For our UK readers, Brexit is, well, we all know what it is. For our readers outside of the UK, how do we accurately explain what Brexit is? Imagine the most chaotic thing you’ve ever seen in your life. Multiply that by...
April 8, 2019
British politician Boris Johnson attacks new EU copyright law
For the benefit of readers mercifully unfamiliar with the current state of British politics, Boris Johnson is one of the prominent figures in the UK’s ruling Conservative Party – and one of the main contenders to replace...
March 28, 2019
Centtrip launches ‘Brexit desk’ for advice to music industry
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...
January 22, 2019
Music4EU group delivers Brexit petition to British government
A petition signed by more than 1,200 artists and music-industry people calling on the UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May to ‘reconsider Brexit’ has been delivered to her official residence, 10 Downing Street. The petition...
January 14, 2019
UK artists, companies and music orgs come out against Brexit
A group of UK artists and music-industry bodies has come out strongly against Brexit’s potential impact on British musicians. Paloma Faith, Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Jamie Cullum, Nadine Shah,...
December 12, 2018
Artists and music bodies say Brexit is ‘significant threat’ to UK music industry
As Prime Minister Theresa May heads back to Brussels to seek more concessions over the UK's post-Brexit relationship with the European Union, a group of artists and music-industry bodies has come out strongly against Brexit's...
December 11, 2018
Study: UK creative industries added £100bn to economy in 2017
The process of the UK exiting the European Union (‘Brexit’) may be mired in political chaos – the outcome of which could have significant effects on artists and music companies alike – but there was at least some...
November 29, 2018