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Radiohead and Elbow members to give evidence to MPs on the impact of streaming

20 November 2020

The first session of the Economics of music streaming inquiry will hear from Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brein and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, alongside soloist Nadine Shah, on how the rise of music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music has affected them as artists and songwriters.

Purpose of the session

The session will focus on issues around fair renumeration for artists who have their music on these platforms, also hearing from Tom Gray, musician and founder of the #BrokenRecord campaign. His campaign was launched to raise awareness of how musicians are paid after the Covid-19 pandemic halted revenue from live music and performance.

The Committee will also question music industry experts on the impact of the different kinds of business models operated by streaming platforms and the response of major record labels to the growth of these platforms.


Tuesday 24 November 2020, virtual meeting

From 10am

  • Tom Gray, Founder, #BrokenRecord Campaign; vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Gomez
  • Colin Young, streaming auditor and accountant, CC Young & Co
  • Tom Frederikse, Partner, Clintons Solicitors, former music producer/engineer

At around 11.30am

  • Ed O’Brien, guitarist, Radiohead
  • Guy Garvey, singer and songwriter, Elbow; BBC 6 Music presenter
  • Nadine Shah, singer, songwriter and musician

The session will also be livestreamed on @CommonsDCMS.

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