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UK Music unveils 'Let the Music Play: Save Our Summer 2021' report outlining a plan to get live music back on track

News: 8th January 2021 by Stef Loukes under Live

This week UK Music released a report entitled 'Let The Music Play: Save Our Summer 2021' which sets out the economic, social and cultural value of live music, along with a blueprint for reviving the live music sector. The report is free to view, so why not take a look yourself via the link below.

According to statistics from the Association of Independent Festivals, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a 90.2% drop in revenue for festivals in 2020, and with this brings fears of redundancies of up to 50% in the workforce. Shocking figures! As a result, the government is being called upon to introduce a Covid cancellation insurance scheme to protect festivals and live music events.  

Related Links

https://www.ukmusic.org/assets/general/Let_The_Music_Play_Save_Our_Summer_2021.pdf

https://completemusicupdate.com/article/uk-live-sector-calls-for-government-support-to-ensure-the-smooth-return-of-gigs-and-festivals-this-year/

https://completemusicupdate.com/article/uk-culture-select-committee-calls-for-government-backed-insurance-scheme-for-festivals/

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/05/uk-music-festivals-face-cancellation-without-government-support-insurance-coronavirus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55565848


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