UK Music Acting CEO Comment Live Music Performance can resume 1 August17 July 2020 - Press release
UK MUSIC CHIEF WARNS “STILL A LONG ROAD AHEAD” FOR MUSIC INDUSTRY AFTER BORIS JOHNSON ANNOUNCES LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES CAN RESUME WITH RESTRICTIONS
UK Music Acting CEO Tom Kiehl has welcomed Boris Johnson’s announcement that indoor live music performances can resume from August 1 with social distancing restrictions as “an important step”.
However, he warned that the UK music industry, which contributes £5.2 billion a year to the UK economy and sustains 190,000 jobs, still faced a long haul before it was back on its feet.
UK Music Acting CEO Tom Kiehl said:
“It’s an important step to now have a date for reopening live performances with social distancing in indoor venues, but there is still a long road ahead for musicians, performers and the sector as a whole.
“The Government needs to continue to working with the industry as a whole so we can get back to live events and let the music play.”