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Music: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL6631, tabled on 8 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of jobs that will be lost in the live commercial music sector without further Government support.

Answered on

15 July 2020

The Government has not made such an assessment. However, the Government appreciates that the Covid-19 pandemic presents a significant challenge to the live commercial music sector, which is why we announced unprecedented support for business and workers to protect them against the current economic emergency.

In addition, on Sunday 5 July 2020, the Secretary of State announced a major £1.57 billion support package for key cultural organisations to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. This funding will provide targeted support to organisations across a range of cultural and creative sectors, including the live commercial music sector.

To ensure we are assisting the live commercial music sector as effectively as possible, regular ministerially-chaired roundtables are held with business representative organisations as well as trade associations from across the sector.