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Musicians’ Union Calling for Touring Visa for Musicians Post-Brexit

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is calling on Government and Parliament to introduce a European Union (EU) touring visa for musicians working in the EU post-Brexit.

Published: 13 September 2018 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:29 PM

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is calling on Government and Parliament to introduce a European Union (EU) touring visa for musicians working in the EU post-Brexit.

Any EU touring visa must be affordable, multi-entry, admin-light and cover all EU member states.

Musicians, fans and all those who want to see music remain a viable career are encouraged to sign the petition calling on Government and Parliament to introduce this visa.

Over the next few weeks, the MU will be taking the proposal to Labour and Conservative Party Conferences. MU members are encouraged to contact their MPs asking them to visit the MU’s stand to discuss this and other issues affecting musicians.

Horace Trubridge, MU General Secretary, says:

"Music, and the performing arts more generally, rely on exchange of ideas and interaction between performers of different nationalities.

We love working in the EU and we love artists coming over here. If musicians can't travel easily both ways, our reputation as a country that embraces all arts and culture will be severely damaged.

Our members' ability to earn a living will also be severely affected."

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