Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, said: "The results of the General Election poses a situation more complex than could have ever been predicted. However, the priorities set out in the ISM’s manifesto for musicians remain the same.

"As reported [on Thursday], 2016 was a record year for music thanks to UK artists. To date, the creative industries contribute £87.4 billion to the UK economy. But the only way we are to continue this success when other parts of the economy are beginning to struggle, is to ensure freedom of movement for the music community and an education policy which guarantees the creation of the talent for the future.

"The incoming Government must listen to the music industry and the creative industries. We are the future in this uncertain world."


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