Just 2% of UK musicians, composers, songwriters, lyricists, producers and artist managers think Brexit will have a positive impact on their work opportunities, while half fear leaving the EU will have a negative impact, according to the Measuring Music survey conducted by UK Music.
The industry body says Brexit may make touring more difficult and expensive for musicians and crews looking to move freely across Europe. “Increased red tape will make it harder to promote music overseas, damaging our export markets,” it states. “Developing new markets may present risks in unproven countries where there is not a track record for UK content.”
UK Music adds, “We will be pushing for copyright and its enforcement to be included in new trade agreements. The EU currently provides a high level of protection for copyright and Brexit must not be used to diminish this.”