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Help Musicians Cost of Living Crisis

UK musicians are facing a perfect storm of pressures this winter, with half concerned they will be forced to leave the industry due to the...

Idle Hands

Bristol record store Idle Hands has announced it will shut at its current Stokes Croft address, with a crowdfunder launched to alleviate the costs of...

EU travel limits for touring UK musicians to be eased

A new dual registration policy will enable British specialist hauliers, including those which transport equipment for concert tours and various cultural events, to travel freely...

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Industry experts have warned that the UK's summer festival season is under threat from a "perfect storm" of issues.


The CEO of the UK's leading...

The country is among the biggest foreign markets for British touring musicians

UK DJs and musicians will be able to tour Spain without a visa under a new deal hailed as "a big victory". 

Throughout 2020 and...

The government had presented it as news that UK artists were able to tour without visas in 19 EU member states, but barriers to touring...

Music industry figures have hit back at the UK Government's recent claims of victory in securing visa-free touring for UK artists across 19 EU member states...

Lord Frost has said that it is up to "the department for digital, culture, music and sport to take it forward with our embassies”

The UK government's minister for Brexit, Lord David Frost, has said that it is not his responsibility to solve the touring crisis faced by musicians...

Hannah Holland, Afrodeutsche and Dimensions Festival have also shared their support for the #LetTheMusicMove campaign

More than 200 British artists have called on the government for financial aid for touring EU countries following Brexit.

The Chemical Brothers, Kano, Kelly Lee...

A new survey by UK Music revealed that the public think the Government is not being pro-active enough

A new survey carried out by UK Music has suggested the public think the Government is not doing enough to help musicians overcome post-Brexit barriers to overseas touring.  ...

Musician's Union, Music UK and National Union of Journalists have signed the letter

Hundreds of arts organisations have signed an open letter to Boris Johnson about the post-Brexit touring crisis.

In January, the UK government denied claims that it...

The 10-point plan has been backed by UK Music and the Musicians' Union

A Post-Brexit EU touring plan for musicians has been proposed by UK Labour MP Harriet Harman.

In January, the UK Government was urged to take...

A petition urging MPs to re-consider visa regulations has gained over 200,000 signatures

Visa-free touring permits for musicians post-Brexit are set to be debated in a parliamentary hearing. 

Last week, culture minister Caroline Dinenage confirmed that musicians and artists...

Bicep, Jayda G, Ross From Friends and Hot Chip are among the electronic acts to have signed the letter

A number of electronic artists have signed a an open letter criticising the Brexit deal and its impact on live performers.

Published by The Times...

After the UK officially left the EU on January 1st, myriad questions about daily life, work and travel have been left unanswered by the UK...

The dust is yet to settle on the Brexit deal agreed between the EU and the UK, but it is already clear that touring Europe...

“That is just simply not compatible with our manifesto commitment to taking back control of our borders”

UK ministers have rejected calls to push visa-free touring for musicians.

It had been hoped the final UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, which was reached on Christmas...

Westminster will "make the case for arrangements that make touring easier."

Further post-Brexit musician touring discussions are to be proposed by the UK government in a bid to break the EU visa stalemate. 

The UK left...

Acquiring a visa to play the country is set to get much harder

Experts have warned that Brexit could prevent UK musicians from touring in the US as well as Europe.

Coming days after the UK government denied...

A proposed work-Visa exemption for performers was rejected by the UK government, a source close to Brexit negotiations has revealed

The UK government has denied claims that it rejected a deal offer from the EU that would allow musicians to enter countries that belong to...

UK nationals seeking to work in the EU will be considered third-country nationals

There's a new guide on short-term EU work permits for UK musicians.

In December, the UK and EU agreed a new Trade and Cooperation Agreement, designed to...

The comments were made after the UK government's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee's inquiry on Tuesday (5th)

The UK Government has been warned that Brexit is threatening a “talent pipeline” for new artists.

At the end of the UK government's Digital, Culture...