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33% of musicians still slipping through gaps of government support

News: 9th July 2020 by Stef Loukes under Artist Managers, Creative & Branding, Finance, Law & Music Business, Live, Media, Music Publishing, Music Training & Careers, Record Labels, Recording & Production, Selling & Distributing Your Music

Recent statistics shared by the Musicians' Union stated that 33% of musicians do not qualify for government support. That's 2 in 5 freelance musicians!

Many have slipped through the cracks of furlough support or SEISS for a number of reasons such as being newly self-employed, or freelancers on PAYE short-term contracts.

If this is you, or someone you know, then please check out the MU link below which has a template letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak which you can send, along with letters to your MP, and petitions you can sign to make the government ensure that no musician is left behind.

Related Links

https://musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/covid-19/Taking-Action-to-Protect-Musicians

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opera/what-to-see/governments-bailout-arts-wont-help

https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/classical_music/opinion-more-support-for-the-self-employed-is-vital/


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