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Singer-songwriter Nile Rodgers to give evidence to MPs on impact of music streaming

3 December 2020

Songwriter and producer Nile Rodgers is among three acclaimed musicians to give their perspectives as performers and composers on the impact of streaming.

The second session in the Economics of music streaming inquiry with a focus on copyright will also hear from a music publisher and a music manager. MPs will consider a model operated by the Spanish government to implement a form of ‘equitable renumeration’ for streaming that protects artists’ income. 

Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brein, Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, soloist Nadine Shah and Tom Gray, musician and founder of #BrokenRecord, were among those appearing at last week’s first hearing of the inquiry.

The Chair and members of the Committee have also been speaking to emerging, unsigned and recently signed artists across a range of genres to gain their views on the impact of streaming. The inquiry is seeking the perspectives of industry experts, artists and record labels as well as streaming platforms.

On Tuesday 1 December, Committee Chair Julian Knight released a statement concerning potential witnesses who might be deterred from coming forward because of fears that action would be taken against them

Witnesses

Tuesday 8 December - remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

At 10am

Panel 1

  • Maria Forte, Managing Director, Maria Forte Music Services Ltd
  • Kwame Kwaten, Vice-Chair, Music Managers Forum and owner, Ferocious Talent
  • José Luis Sevillano, Director-General, AIE (Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes)

Panel 2, from 11.30:

  • Nile Rodgers, musician, songwriter, and composer
  • Fiona Bevan, songwriter and singer
  • Soweto Kinch, jazz saxophonist, MC and composer

Further information

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