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Third of British musicians may quit industry amid pandemic

Andy Robertson

Third of British musicians may quit industry amid pandemic 

22nd September 2020 (The Guardian) Musicians’ Union, whose survey also finds one-third of professional musicians can’t access emergency support, criticises DCMS and Treasury over ‘lack of understanding’ One-third of professional British musicians are considering giving up their careers amid the coronavirus pandemic. A survey of 2,000 members of the Musicians’ Union found that 34% “are considering abandoning the industry completely”, because of the financial difficulties they face during the pandemic, as performance opportunities are severely curtailed.
Reporting by Ben Beaumont-Thomas 


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