UK music stars including Rita Ora, Sting and Ed Sheeran warn their industry will be silenced inside a ‘self-built cultural jail’ in the event of a ‘botched Brexit’ as they sign letter by Bob Geldof
-Top British musicians sign open letter to Theresa May calling for Brexit U-turn
-Bob Geldoff drafted the letter and circulated it among his celebrity friends
-It said: ‘Our music reaches out, all inclusive, and embraces anyone and everyone’
-Ed Sheeran, Sting, Rita Ora and Damon Albarn among those to sign the letter
Some of Britain’s leading musicians have issued a stark warning that their industry will be silenced inside a ‘self-built cultural jail’ in the event of a botched Brexit.
Kosovo-born pop star Rita Ora along, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and platinum selling crooner Ed Sheeran were among the musicians to co-sign Bob Geldoff’s angry open letter to the prime minister.
The letter, which warned that the ‘vast voice’ of the music industry will be silenced if Britain exits the EU, and that the music industry – worth an estimated £4.4 billion a year – will be severely impaired.
Geldof circulated the letter to his contacts, under the subject header “Towards a 2nd vote”, according to the Observer.
Together, they urge Theresa May to recognise that Brexit will “impact every aspect of the music industry. From touring to sales, to copyright legislation to royalty collation.”
Their letter states: “We dominate the market and our bands, singers, musicians, writers, producers and engineers work all over Europe and the world and in turn,
Europe and the world come to us. Why? Because we are brilliant at it … [Our music] reaches out, all inclusive, and embraces anyone and everyone. And that truly is what Britain is.”
The letter has been signed by stars including Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, John Eliot Gardiner, Bobby Gillespie , Howard Goodall , Johnny Marr , Nick Mason, Alan McGee, Rita Ora, William Orbit, Simon Rattle, Ed Sheeran, Paul Simonon, Neil Tennant, Roger Taylor and Sting.
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