Artists come together to call on government to stop “catastrophic damage” to live music

Artists come together to call on government to stop “catastrophic damage” to live music

#LetTheMusicPlay campaign has gathered a huge list of artists who have signed an open letter to the british government demanding immediate action to prevent “catastrophic damage” to the music industry in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.

Radiohead, The Cure, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Johnny Marr, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, The Rolling Stones and Coldplay are among the artists who have signed the letter.

As NME reports, over 1,500 artists including Liam Gallagher, Rita Ora, Sam Smith and Lewis Capaldi have signed an open letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden – in a bid to “show the vital importance of the UK’s live music industry, ensure the Government cannot ignore live music and make noise to get the public and financial support the industry needs to survive”.

“Amazing gigs don’t happen without an amazing team behind the stage, but they’ll all be out of jobs unless we can get back out there doing what we love,” said Gallagher.