Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney write to UK government seeking help

Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney write to UK authorities searching for assist

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By: Way of life Desk | New Delhi |

Printed: July 2, 2020 8:50:00 pm

The Rolling Stones Stalwarts like Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones are searching for for the federal government to intervene and assist music survive in Britain.. (AP Picture/Ramon Espinosa File)

The continued pandemic has upended lives and the financial system with devastating impact. And the music business has not remained untouched. In keeping with a report in The Guardian, 150 musicians who embody stalwarts like Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones are searching for for the federal government to intervene and assist music survive in Britain.

The identical report states that ColdPlay, Ed Sheeran amongst others have signed a letter intimating that if they don’t obtain assist from the federal government, UK would possibly lose its coveted place on the world’s musical stage. Consequently, they’ve additionally shared that many can lose their jobs within the course of.

“Stay music has been one of many UK’s greatest social, cultural, and financial successes of the previous decade. However, with no finish to social distancing in sight or monetary help from authorities but agreed, the long run for live shows and festivals and the a whole lot of 1000’s of people that work in them seems bleak. Till these companies can function once more, which is more likely to be 2021 on the earliest, authorities help will likely be essential to forestall mass insolvencies and the tip of this world-leading business,” a letter written to Oliver Dowden, the tradition secretary learn.

Other than this, the musicians within the joint letter have additionally formulated “a three-point technique” to revive the music scene. The report particulars it: “a transparent, conditional, timeline for reopening venues with out social distancing, a complete enterprise and employment help package deal, and VAT exemption on ticket gross sales.”

“It’s extremely vital for artists like myself to talk up and help the reside music business within the UK. From the very begin, enjoying reside live shows up and down the nation has been a cornerstone for my very own profession. I’m proud to have had the possibility to play by all the degrees … small golf equipment, then theatres and ballrooms and into arenas, and naturally festivals in between every touring cycle. However the risk for different rising British artists to take the identical path is in peril if the business doesn’t obtain a lot wanted authorities help within the interim interval earlier than all the varied venues, festivals and promoters are prepared and in a position to function independently once more,” Dua Lipa was quoted as saying.

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