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Mike Tables Parliamentary Motion Championing UK Music Industry

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Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) to highlight the success of the UKs music industry.

EDM 660 (Music Royalties from Abroad) highlights the achievements of the UKs songwriters, composers and publishers by drawing attention to the fact that the UK is one of only three countries in the world which is a net exporter of music.

The motion calls on the Government to ensure that the UK music industry maintains its competitive advantage with robust copyright policies. Overall, the UK music industry employs 130,000 people, contributes 5 billion to our economy, and is recognised by the Government as one of the UKs biggest and most culturally significant creative industries.

Commenting, Mike said: In the last decade, revenues for UK songwriters and composers have doubled from 88 million to 187.7 million. This year revenues have increased by 10%, which reflects the growing importance of the music industry to the UK economy. We should all be proud of this exciting export market and burgeoning industry and I hope that the Government will do everything that it can to further support Britains songwriters, publishers and composers.