Horizons at WOMEX Panel: Brexit and Beyond
The UK music industry’s horizons are wide open
- event type: WOMEX 16 Conference Session
- start date: 21 Oct 2016
- time: 10:45 – 11:30
- city/area: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
- venue:Network Room 2, Level 1, Building 2, Cidade da Cultura
- country: Spain
- event submitted by: Piranha Arts
Chaired by Eluned Haf (UK), Wales Arts International
with David Jones (UK), Serious
Lisa Whytock (UK), Active Events
Simone Dudt (Germany), European Music Council
The music industry in the UK is more open to business than ever and there hasn't been a greater time or desire by UK partners to collaborate internationally. The Horizons at WOMEX partnership represents a world of music from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
But what about Brexit? The democratic vote to leave the EU has sent shockwaves through a predominantly European/ international sector and has repercussions for the music industry globally.
Does Brexit mean Brexit for music too or does music transcend borders? What are the direct consequences on the music industry? Is it time to retreat or to rethink? Will Scotland remain? What's comes next for the UK, the EU and the music industry?