Music industry hooks UK House of Commons
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Source: Mi2N - June 13, 2002
The music industry long ago induced the American and Canadian
administrations to recognize it as a national component rather than simply a
business, and it's now working on a similar strategy in Britain.
There, former musician Pete Wishart, MP, was able to organize a debate in
the House of Commons to, "raise Government awareness of key issues facing a
broad cross section of the industry," as an industry press release says.
Wishart, one of those behind the All-Party Music Group (APMG), said, "This
is the first ever House of Commons debate exclusively on the music
industry," going on that he's drawing attention to, "the many challenges
that confront the industry" and "will outline the threat posed by piracy and
how pirates cost the music industry millions of pounds each year".
He added that he also intends to challenge the UK government to do more to,
"protect the interests of musicians, artists and creators by developing a
more secure digital environment, as well as providing increased choice for
consumers, particularly for live performance".
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