By: Spacelab Research Staff
Why go big when you can always go for bigger, that's what I always say. U.K. Music emerged today as an umbrella group for all of the other groups dedicated to stamping out music piracy in the U.K. They'll represent BPI, the Association of Independent Music, the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, MCPS-PRS Alliance, Phonographic Performance Limited, the Music Publishers Association, the Musicians Union and the Music Managers Forum.
Headed by the former singer for Undertones, Feargal Sharkey, the group will replace British Music Rights (BMR) as the front to end music piracy, help the commercial U.K. music industry find a new way to thrive, and create a nexxus between the industry and the government. No pressure there, Sharkey.
“The launch of UK Music marks a bold new chapter for the UK’s commercial music industry. Our financial services sector might be in turmoil, but the UK’s artists, songwriters and composers continue to innovate and trail blaze – bringing together communities, defining our national identity and kickstarting a value chain worth billions of pounds," said Feargal Sharkey.