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MMF reactive comment - Select Committee

Annabella Coldrick, CEO, Music Managers Forum

The MMF is delighted that this hugely important inquiry has started, and that MPs have heard directly from artists and songwriters. Hopefully more will get an opportunity to do so in the coming weeks, as well as managers, labels, publishers, PROs and digital services. This needs to be a diverse and open conversation, and one that delivers tangible change beyond the Committee's recommendations.

At today's session, it was particularly welcome to hear discussions hone in on contractual reforms and improved transparency around licensing practices. Both areas need to be addressed, and it is of paramount importance that many of our industry's long-standing inefficiencies and outdated practices are overhauled. Only then will a greater number of artists and music makers benefit from the new and fast-evolving dynamics of streaming.

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