Melissa Bradshaw

ISM launches post-Brexit survey for musicians

4:29, 4th February 2020

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has today (Tuesday 4 February 2020) launched a survey in order to gather vital evidence allowing musicians the opportunity to have their say on the Government’s future trade negotiations between the UK, the EU and other countries.

Be part of the post-Brexit negotiations’ will run from today until Monday 9 March and will ask musicians for their views on what needs to be included in future trade deals.

In addition to capturing further data on the impact of Brexit on working in the EU, musicians will be asked about the realities of travelling and working in non-EU countries, particularly the USA, China, Japan and India, looking at everything from mobility and visas to the movement of instruments and equipment, tax, social security and healthcare.

Deborah Annetts, chief executive of the ISM, comments: ‘The UK has now entered the transition period, following leaving the EU. The ISM has a critical role in making sure that musicians get the very best deal in the forthcoming trade negotiations.

‘We need to hear from every musician who travels outside the UK so that we can tell Government exactly what needs to be in future trade deals to protect musicians and the music industry. We must not forget the vital role the music sector plays not just in providing jobs, but also in generating soft power which increases the UK’s profile across the world.’

Complete the survey, available here, by 9 March 2020.

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