英國音樂人聯盟敦促英國政府為脫歐後推出專門的歐盟巡演簽證

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    • 201810/0810:11
    ◎代表超過3萬名藝人的英國音樂人聯盟(MU)敦促英國政府為英國脫歐後要在歐盟工作的音樂人推出專門的歐盟巡演簽證。類似的對英國脫歐後的巡演「護照」的提案,之前一直受到音樂產業協會UK Music的質疑。

    ◎MU表示,該簽證應該要是「負擔得起的,可以多次入境,核准方便並涵蓋所有歐盟成員國」。

    ◎一份MU的請願書呼籲政府和國會引用這種簽證,該聯盟也會將這項建議提交給工黨和保守黨的大會。MU的會員被鼓勵去聯絡他們的國會議員,要求他們訪問MU的連署攤位來討論這個以及其他影響音樂人的問題。

    詳細全文:

    The UK's Musicians' Union (MU), which represents more than 30,000 artists, has urged the British government to introduce a dedicated EU touring visa for musicians working in the European Union after Brexit.

    A similar proposal, for a post-Brexit touring 'passport', has previously been mooted by industry umbrella association UK Music.

    The MU says the visa should be "affordable, multi-entry, admin-light and cover all EU member states".

    Horace Trubridge, the union's general secretary, says: "Music, and the performing arts more generally, rely on exchange of ideas and interaction between performers of different nationalities.

    "We love working in the EU and we love artists coming over here. If musicians can't travel easily both ways, our reputation as a country that embraces all arts and culture will be severely damaged. Our members' ability to earn a living will also be severely affected."

    An MU petition calls on government and parliament to introduce this visa, and the union will also take the proposal to the Labour and Conservative party conferences. MU members are encouraged to contact their MPs asking them to visit the MU's stand to discuss this and other issues affecting musicians.

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