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More Creators and Musicians Called to Give Evidence in Person at Music Streaming Inquiry

Fiona Bevan, Soweto Kinch, and Nile Rodgers will be giving evidence to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry into the economics of music streaming.

Published: 04 December 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 09 December 2020 | 11:46 AM
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MPs on the music streaming inquiry don’t just want to hear from famous names like Nile Rodgers. They want to hear from you too.

The musicians will be answering MP’s questions about streaming and the value of the song from 11:30 am on Tuesday 8 December.

Watch live on parliamentlive.tv

Calling for a fairer deal for composers, songwriters and performers

Artists, creators and industry experts including Tom Gray, Guy Garvey and Ed O’Brien backed Equitable Remuneration and greater transparency in the first music streaming inquiry evidence session.

As Nadine Shah explained to MPs, “The earnings from my streaming, they’re not significant enough to keep the wolf away from the door...What is transparent is that I’m not being paid.”

Read part one of our highlights, and look out for part two coming soon.

The MU has got your back

DCMS Select Committee Chair Julian Knight intervened after it was revealed that potential witnesses feared action may be taken against them.

“No-one should suffer any detriment for speaking to a Parliamentary Committee and anyone deliberately causing harm to one of our witnesses would be in danger of being in contempt of this House,” he said.

Remember, if you have any concerns you can request that your evidence is kept anonymous or confidential. Take a look at our FAQs for more on what this means.

You can also contact the MU for advice and support.

Together we can fix streaming and keep music alive

MPs on the music streaming inquiry don’t just want to hear from famous names like Nile Rodgers. They want to hear from you too.

This may be the biggest opportunity we will collectively get to make the case for a fairer deal for songwriters, composers, and performers. Have your say before Friday 11 December.

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