(Hypebot) – It is too early to know the full affect of the vote by Brits to leave the European Union, but its almost universally believed that the musicians and the music industry will be hit hard. Here's the latest Brexit reaction from across the music industry.
The Music Industry Reacts To Brexit
Independent Companies Hit Hardest
Music companies liked being based in Britain because that gave them a friendly beachhead into Europe in a stable English-speaking country. Not anymore. What about all the British music companies with offices in Europe and vice versa? There are hundreds, if not thousands, of employees involved. – A Journal Of Music Things
Musicians Could Be Forced To Move
Trouble For Live Music
And then there are fans crossing borders to attend festivals.
UK Music Trade Groups Project Postivity
We will, of course, press the government to swiftly negotiate trade deals that will ensure unimpeded access to EU markets for our music and our touring artists. Our government will also now have the opportunity to legislate for stronger domestic copyright rules that encourage investment here in the UK and which will protect UK creators from piracy and from tech platforms siphoning off value through copyright loopholes”.
We are confident that British music will remain hugely popular across Europe and we will work hard to make sure UK labels are able to capitalize on that demand.” – Geoff Taylor, BPI
Music Says It Best