UK Music publishes its Let the Music Play: Save Our Summer 2021 report which outlines a clear strategy to protect and support the multi-billion pound live music industry so it is ready to restart when safe to do so later this year.
The ground-breaking report (here) sets out the economic, social and cultural value of live music, along with a blueprint for reviving live music after Covid-19 forced the effective closure of the sector last March.
In particular, it warns that the lack of Covid cancellation insurance available is the biggest barrier to major events happening in 2021, and calls for Government to introduce an insurance scheme as it did for the film and TV sector.
It is published ahead of UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin’s scheduled appearance today to give evidence at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s inquiry into music festivals.
The report’s publication will be coupled with an S.O.S call from UK Music to “Save Our Summer 2021” with the campaign hashtag #SaveOurSummer2021.
Read the report here