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Evidence session: Economics of music streaming

Tuesday 24 November, 10.00am

Watch live on Parliament TV or on our Twitter @CommonsDCMS  #MusicStreamingInquiry

  • Please note there is no access to Parliament   
  • Session will have remote participation by witnesses and Committee members  


Radiohead and Elbow members to give evidence to MPs on the impact of streaming

The first session of the Economics of music streaming inquiry will hear from Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brein and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, alongside soloist Nadine Shah, on how the rise of music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music has affected them as artists and songwriters. The session will focus on issues around fair renumeration for artists who have their music on these platforms, also hearing from Tom Gray, musician and founder of the #BrokenRecord campaign. His campaign was launched to raise awareness of how musicians are paid after the Covid-19 pandemic halted revenue from live music and performance. 

The Committee will also question music industry experts on the impact of the different kinds of business models operated by streaming platforms and the response of major record labels to the growth of these platforms.


Witnesses from 10.00:

  • Tom Gray, Founder, #BrokenRecord Campaign; vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Gomez
  • Colin Young, streaming auditor and accountant, CC Young & Co
  • Tom Frederikse, Partner, Clintons Solicitors, former music producer/engineer


At approx. 11.30:

  • Ed O'Brien, guitarist, Radiohead
  • Guy Garvey, singer and songwriter, Elbow; BBC 6 Music presenter
  • Nadine Shah, singer, songwriter and musician

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