With more than 100 members, the APPG is one of the largest groups in Westminster. It brings together MPs, Peers and the music industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
Kevin has played a leading role in the MU’s campaign to Fix Streaming in partnership with The Ivors Academy, on the DCMS Select Committee, and in the bill to Fix Streaming that went to Parliament in December. The Bill, a Private Members Bill that was nicknamed the Brennan Bill, has helped secure a commitment from Government to come back to legislation if attempts to work out an industry solution fails.
Following his election, Kevin said:
“I’m looking forward to working with all sectors of the UK’s world-leading music industry on a huge range of issues. This is a crucial time for the sector and I hope we can all work together to bring about positive changes and grow the industry.”
The MU congratulates Kevin
In response to the news Naomi Pohl, MU General Secretary said:
“Kevin has been a staunch supporter of musicians, songwriters and the MU for many years and I can’t think of anyone more qualified or passionate to Chair the APPG.
"We are grateful for his work on music streaming in particular and look forward to continuing to work together to get a better deal for our members”.
Phil Kear, MU Assistant General Secretary also added:
“Congratulations to Kevin Brennan on his election to Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music. Kevin's been an absolutely immense advocate for musicians and music creators for many years.
"I can't think of anyone better to lead this vital political group to help bring about the growth and positive change the music industry so desperately needs."