英國音樂人協會針對英國脫歐推出「拯救音樂」活動

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  • 英國音樂人協會針對英國脫歐推出「拯救音樂」活動

      201811/2605:25
    ◎英國的音樂人協會Incorporated Society of Musicians新推出「拯救音樂」活動,希望透過保持音樂人可以在各國之間自由移動或為他們引進特殊的兩年工作簽證來對英國脫歐之後的音樂人進行保護。

    ◎總部位於英國的ISM最近推出了「音樂人與脫歐Musicians and Brexit」報告,其中凸顯了該協會9,000名會員的關切;而上述活動是在歐盟特別委員會的報告中,建議為音樂人和其他創意產業引入多次入境簽證後所推出的。

    ◎ISM執行長Deborah Annetts告訴IQ雜誌「2018年7月出版的歐盟特別委員會報告,承認音樂人的行動自由的重要性,並建議推出一種多次入境簽證,使包括音樂人在內的創意人士能夠在英國脫歐後繼續在歐盟範圍內自由工作。我們和許多其他音樂組織都認為兩年的簽證是需要的。但目前政府似乎無法將移民和以巡迴維生的音樂人區分開來。相反的,他們建議延長災難性的PPE(被允許的有償活動簽證),這在今年早些時候阻擋了許多音樂人去Womad音樂節表演。如果我們沒有獲得兩年的簽證,那麼我們所享受的音樂以及將被創作出來的音樂會受到的損害不容小覷。所以ISM推出了『拯救音樂』活動,呼籲所有人而不僅僅是音樂人,去遊說他們的國會議員並簽署推出兩年簽證。」

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    The newly launched Save Music campaign by the Incorporated Society of Musicians hopes to protect musicians post-Brexit by either maintaining their freedom of movement between countries or to introduce a special two-year working visa for them.

    The UK based ISM recently introduced the "Musicians and Brexit" report that highlights concerns of the association's 9,000 members and the campaign follows an EU Select Committee report that recommends the introduction of a multi-entry visa for musicians and other creative industries.

    "For decades our musicians have had the right to travel freely across the EU, performing their music in numerous different countries to countless audiences," ISM chief executive Deborah Annetts told IQ magazine. "For many musicians this has been of immense value in creating music, establishing their careers and keeping a roof over their heads.

    "The ability to travel freely lies at the heart of creating music – music is universal and knows no boundaries. The very best music often comes from musicians from all walks of life coming together to collaborate.

    "The House of Lords EU Select Committee report, published in July 2018, recognized the importance of freedom of movement for musicians and recommended a multi-entry visa enabling creatives, including musicians, to continue to work freely across the EU post-Brexit. We, along with many other music organisations, believe that a two-year visa is what is needed.

    "And yet at the moment government does not seem to be able to differentiate between immigration and life as a touring musician. Instead they are suggesting an extension of the disastrous PPE [permitted paid engagement] which prevented so many musicians performing at Womad earlier this year. It cannot be underestimated the damage that will be done to the music we enjoy, and the music that is yet to be created, if we don't get the two-year visa.

    "That is the ISM has launched Save Music, a campaign calling on everyone – and not just musicians – to lobby their MP and endorse the two-year visa."

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