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Artists Called to Give Evidence in Person at Streaming Inquiry

Musicians Tom Gray, Nadine Shah, Guy Garvey and Ed O’Brien will be giving evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry into the economics of music streaming.

Published: 20 November 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:31 PM
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This may be the biggest opportunity we will collectively get to make the case for a fairer deal for songwriters, composers, and performers.

As well as accepting written evidence, Select Committee inquiries invite experts to speak on issues – and the inquiry into music streaming is no exception.

We’re delighted to see so many artists invited to speak to the Committee on Tuesday 24 November, over two sessions at 10am and 11am respectively.

Watch live on parliamentlive.tv

What next for the streaming inquiry

We are expecting a second ‘in person’ evidence session before Christmas. Until then, you still have time to give your own evidence into the inquiry.

The deadline for written evidence has been extended to Friday 11 December.

It takes 5 minutes to have your say

Email the DCMS Select Committee at cmscom@parliament.uk in support of the Musicians’ Union submission.

If you’re not sure what to say, here’s a template you can use as a starting point.

Remember to add how the economics of music streaming affect your personally – it could make all the difference.

If you’ve got a little more time

Give your own evidence to the inquiry via the DCMS Select Committee website.

There are five questions, and you can answer some or all of them.

If you’re not sure what to say, our guide to giving evidence includes useful tips and ideas to fix streaming – including asks that you can copy and paste across, and space for you to add your own experiences.

Still got questions? Take a look at our FAQs for more on who should give evidence, why it matters, and other questions.

You can also ask us on Twitter @IvorsAcademy and @WeAreTheMU or join the discussion using the hashtags #FixStreaming and #KeepMusicAlive.

This is a defining moment in our industry

It may be the biggest opportunity we will collectively get to make the case for a fairer deal for songwriters, composers, and performers.

Let everyone know you’re a part of it:

Remember to use the hashtags #FixStreaming #KeepMusicAlive.

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