UK Music Brexit industry panel to take place at SXSW in Austin, Texas to discuss how to maintain the UK music industry’s success after Brexit

On 12 March, a UK Music Brexit industry panel will take place at the British Music Embassy at Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto) in Austin, Texas.

Chaired by UK Music CEO Michael Dugher, the high-level panel is set to discuss how to maintain the UK’s world-leading music industry after Brexit.

PPL CEO Peter Leathem is set to appear alongside senior Conservative MP Damian Collins, chair of the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee. The recent work of the DCMS Select Committee has included an inquiry into the economic, cultural and social benefits of live music.

The panel is titled “UK Music Presents: How do we maintain the UK music industry’s global success after Brexit?”, and the other panelists are set to include: Labour MP Julie Elliott MP (Labour member of the DCMS Select Committee), Nigel Elderton (Chair, PRS for Music) and Vanessa Reed (CEO, PRS Foundation).

The panel will consider the international implications, challenges and opportunities for music and talent development for the UK music industry, which contributes £4.5 billion a year to the economy, following the decision to leave the EU. To read PPL’s press release in full and for information on how to apply to attend the event, click here.