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Concerns raised that government's Cultural Recovery Fund will not reach musicians

News: 31st 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

With guidance being filtered through to the music industry about how the government's £1.57 billion cultural rescue package should be distributed, concerns have begun to be raised that these funds will not apply to individual music makers.

The Musicians' Union are amongst those who have aired their concerns and they have stated that they will be keeping a close eye on how the funding is administered to ensure that individual artists, songwriters, producers and other music-making freelancers are taken into account. The SEISS scheme is due to end in August, and with many musicians being self-employed, both Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Musicians' Union have been campaigning to urge the government to extend the scheme for those working in the cultural industries.

Read more via the links below, and you can also find out more info about how the Musicians' Union is supporting musicians impacted by the pandemic here.


Related Links

https://musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/News/2020/Jul/Further-Details-on-the-Cultural-Recovery-Fund-Anno

https://completemusicupdate.com/article/concerns-expressed-that-governments-cultural-covid-funding-wont-reach-music-makers/

https://www.ism.org/news/ism-responds-arts-council-cultural-recovery-fund-grants

https://musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/News/2020/Aug/Governments-Failure-to-Help-Musicians-Covid19


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