Today sees a day of industry wide action, including stars, venues, production crew and industry figures who are coming together in a plea for governmental support.
Throughout this Coronavirus pandemic the whole industry has been paused, meaning the cancellation of thousands of shows, the closure of many much loved venues and the loss of thousands of jobs, impacting on 10s of thousands of people’s lives. All this alongside the uncertainties around a return date, and the lack of guidance and provisions from the UK Government to help them to do so.
This is why we’re supporting #LetTheMusicPlay
Based predominantly on social media, this campaign will see 24 hours of industry wide action to encourage the UK Government to provide support in the current crisis. It will begin with a letter being delivered to culture secretary Oliver Dowden signed by thousands of artists, crew and venues. Names on the letter include Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, the Rolling Stones, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Skepta, Lewis Capaldi, Little Mix and many more.
Alongside the letter, people across the sector will be posting photos and videos of their last live gig under the hashtag #LetTheMusicPlay, and they are encouraging fans to get involved too in order show support for the UK’s world leading live music industry, preventing it from being shutdown.
Let’s come together and #LetTheMusicPlay