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Music: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL6633, tabled on 8 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of international examples of sector-specific support for live music during the COVID-19 pandemic; and, if so, whether they intend to provide similar support.

Answered on

14 July 2020

While we are aware of examples of sector-specific support made available in other countries, the Government’s response has been one of the most generous and comprehensive in the world.

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 music sector.