Hundreds of corporations are now leaving the UK and moving their headquarters to Amsterdam which means the UK is losing billions of pounds worth of trade and economic stability every single day.
Although the botched deal we do have is very unlikely to ever be accepted by parliament, even if it is, the deal does not set out one single guideline or stipulation for any UK citizen wanting to work or live in any of the EU member states. You might be thinking “But there has to be at least something in place, right?”, wrong.
If you’re a musician of any kind, you will no longer be able to travel to any EU state to work, tour, or play any form of concert, venue, small venue gig anywhere. Even if you’re in an unsigned punk band, you will not be able to just hop on a plane and play anywhere you wish.
This means even if you were from the UK, and offered a job in say Germany, you cannot accept it as there is literally no government law or legislation in either country covering this agreement.
Read the full press release from the Musicians Union fighting for the Rights of UK artists.
Also, the Musicians Union, an organization in the UK which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the British music business, have been calling for touring visas for musicians. They have been fighting hard to protect the rights of UK musicians, however, in the case of either no deal or the botched deal, the UK still needs to negotiate new deals for musicians which could take years.
The only thing that would secure touring rights for UK artists after March 29th 2019 would be a temporary agreement, which, considering the UK will have to arrange 1000’s of new agreements with the EU regarding business and law, musicians are likely to be placed on the bottom of the pile.
Or, obviously we all come to our senses and don’t leave the EU.
I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!CONTACT ME HERE
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