MU calls on MPs to pledge to protect EU musicians
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The Musicians’ Union (MU) and its members have called on MPs from across all political parties to pledge to protect the careers of European musicians.
By signing the pledge, the organisation hopes to make it easier for musicians to travel freely around the European Union (EU) post-Brexit.
According to the organisation, ‘most professional musicians and performers rely on touring and travelling for their careers and gigs are often organised at short notice.
‘As some performers can be working in several different European countries over the course of a few days, the possible introduction of work permissions and/or visas for British musicians touring and working in Europe could be extremely detrimental.’
In the pledge, MPs will commit to doing all they can to provide easy access to Europe for musicians ‘for time-limited activities such as touring and performing with minimum administrative burdens’.
MPs are urged to find out more and pledge at a drop-in session at the Jubilee Room in Parliament on Wednesday 5 July, between 12.30 and 14.30.
If you can attend this drop-in, please email Chloe Alexander (Performers Alliance APPG coordinator) at email@example.com.
If you can not attend the drop in, but would like to sign the pledge, please email Isabelle Gutierrez (MU head of Government Relations and Public Affairs) at isabelle.gutierrez@theMU.org.
Read our article on the seven ways Brexit could potentially impact the music industry from The Great Escape 2017.
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