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AN OPEN LETTER TO YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Updated: Apr 18



Dear music lovers,


We see you. We hear you. We see you streaming our tracks, we hear you sharing them with your friends. We see you dancing at our gigs, we hear you singing along. We see you at protests, sharing on social media, supporting your communities - we know you care about this country and the people in it. 


But here's a melody that's gone unheard: over 6 million of you attended festivals last year and yet 6 million of you remained silent in the chorus of democracy and didn’t vote in the last election.


So you know where we need to see you next?


The polling station.


The people in power listen to the voters. They listen to what the voters care about. When you don’t vote, the people in power don’t listen to us. 


You raise your voices at our sets. Now it’s time to raise them at the ballot box.


Let’s turn it up. Let’s stand up and be counted. Register to vote today and make your voice heard.


Signed, the UK Music Industry 


A-Z list of signatories 


ABSOLUTE - Artist 

Annie Mac - Artist

AVA Festival - Festival and music conference 

Bicep - Artist

Block 9 - Festival Production Group

Body Movements - Festival

Boxpark - Venue 

Bricks Magazine - Publication

Carly Wilford - Artist 

City Splash - Festival

Clash Magazine - Publication

Cornwall Folk Festival - Festival

Continental Drifts - Festival

Cross The Tracks - Festival

Daniel Avery - Artist 

Deer Shed Festival - Festival DJ Mag - Music platform

EartH Hackney - venue

Eats Everything - Artist 

Elheist - Artist

Emerald - Artist

Eliza Rose - Artist 

Fat Tony - Artist 

FLY Open Air Festival - Festival

Foreign Beggars - Artist 

FORWARDS - Festival

Foundation FM - Publication

Girls Don’t Sync - Artist 

Gideon - Artist 

HAAi - Artist 

He.She.They - Artist 

Jessie Ware - Artist 

Katy B - Artist 

Keep Hush - Publication

Klose one - Artist

Lost Horizons Festival - Festival

Love Saves The Day Festival - Festival

Love International - Festival

LWE - Music Promotion Group

Mella Dee - Artist

Mixmag - Publication

Murkage Dave - Artist 

NAINA - Artist

Ninja Tune - Artist 

NVS Music Group - Festival Group

Oneman - Artist 

Percolate Music - Music Promotion Group

Project 6 - Festival and venue 

Paul Woolford - Artist 

Resident Advisor - Publication

Roger Wade - Founder of Boxpark and Boxfund  RALLY Festival - Festival

Sacha Lord, Co-founder of Parklife and The Warehouse Project

Saoirse - Artist 

SHERELLE - Artist 

Shangri La - Festival Production Group

Shambala Festival - Festival

Sportsbanger - Music platform

Tola Peckham - Venue 

Threesixzero - Music Management and Entertainment 

The Cause - Venue 

The Menendez Bros - Artist 

Village Underground - venue

Watchtower Group - Festival Group

Waterworks Festival - Festival

We Out Here Festival - Festival 

Wide Awake Festival - Festival

Zed Bias - Artist




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