How could Brexit affect the UK Music Industry?
1 week ago 28 Charlie

Chaos to ensue for British MUSIC INDUSTRY

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), who represents UK record companies such as Sony, Universal and Warner could be greatly affected by Brexit, and they believe that Brexit could cause chaos for copyright.


Touring Musicians around Europe could face the greatest of difficulties after Brexit, due to the great amount of equipment that they will need to transport around the continent. This could be the biggest problem for Orchestras for instance, where many instruments, musicians and team members to transport across the English Channel.


"The nice and simple crossing at Calais, with 100 musicians and no obstacles, could instantly become a thing of the past by Halloween." - Mark Pemberton, director of the Association of British Orchestras.

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After Brexit, work permits are going to have to be issued to every single member of the orchestras, conductors, musicians, team members etc, and as of currently the costs for these work permits and extra costs are unknown. 

Mark Pemberton believes that European concert halls will be looking at other orchestras to perform at their concert halls, since they will need to pay more to the orchestras from the United Kingdom due to the additional travelling and administrative costs. 

"If we become more expensive [extra costs-wise] than a German or Italian orchestra then guess what? We're going to lose the work.

The saving grace for us, ironically is the week pound, because we're all now cheaper! [performance fee-wise]"


British Orchestras will also have to pay a permit for every single instrument of their orchestra to ensure that Europe doesn't believe that they are trading them, especially since many instruments may contain small amounts of ivory or rosewood which are endangered species.

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Carl
1 week ago
I'm now fed up with all the #brexit news. there's more serious matters to worry about rather than brexit