#LetTheMusicPlay campaign continues as government urged to extend support for freelancers
News: 5th August 2020 by Stef Loukes under Live
This week, sparked by Musicians' Union and the Association of British Orchestras, a number of music organisations have come together to fly the #LetTheMusicPlay flag again.
With SEISS and furlough ending soon, but a large live music industry that cannot get back to work, the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign has come to life again to put pressure on the UK government to extend support for those affected and still unable to work.
Last week, plans to begin holding indoor gigs were put back following further lockdown restrictions being announced, but by all accounts the 'test gig' which Frank Turner played at Clapham Grand was not a success. Following social distancing guidelines the audience was only 200 people - a vast difference of the venue's typical capacity of 1,250 - making indoor gigs completely economically unviable.
Second phase of #LetTheMusicPlay campaign launched across music industry to urge government to extend support