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Musicians Working in the EU

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£5.8bn value of the music industry 
112K+ back the musicians' passport
2% of musicians think Brexit will have a positive effect on their work

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Patrick Grady MP

Film projector Many musicians & performers in Glasgow North already excluded from UK gov support now left reeling from the Tories' disgraceful refusal to negotiate visa-free EU touring. Scotland's international reputation at risk with #Brexit obsession @WeAreTheMU #WorkingInTheEU #ExcludedUK

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Amelia Womack

Arts and culture have been consistently undermined in the UK, and ending Freedom of Movement is yet another blow to the industry. Touring musicians and the teams who make the shows possible are now facing additional red tape as a result of this government rejecting visa-free tours for musicians.[..]

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Chi-chi Nwanoku

@WeAreTheMU notified us about leaked info today. So difficult to understand & comprehend the government's thinking when they rejected EU Offer of Visa-Free Travel for Touring Musicians. Please sign this petition and let's get this revisited. Thank you.

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Take a moment, if you can, to read this thread. It is worth your time seeing and thinking about things from the musicians perspective. @WeAreTheMU

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Amanda Dal

First leg of Blues Caravan 2020 is done! I've met so many lovely fans and music lovers and got to travel with these brilliant people for the past 5 weeks. Thank you to each and everyone of you. Now time for some well deserved rest 😪

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Our industry has been incredibly badly hit by the Covid-19 crisis and if our members are also restricted by additional costs and red tape on touring once things start to go back to normal, we will see a real downturn in what is a unique British success story: music.

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Force a debate in Parliament on working in the EU

Sign the e-petition to seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists.

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Let touring musicians travel

Only 2% of musicians think leaving the EU will improve their chances of work. Most musicians rely on working in the EU to make a living; performing, touring, teaching. That’s why we’re calling on Government and decision-makers to let touring musicians travel.

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