This was announced yesterday (August 4) by the governor In 19 European countries, musicians and performers will be allowed to travel “short-term” without a visa to work.. Negotiations are underway with the rest of the EU.
In a statement posted on Twitter, John said he was excited by the recent declaration from the Department of Culture, Media and Sports, “soon realizing that this is a repetition of what we know, it has become frustrating.”
“There needs to be more accurate information about what has been achieved,” he continued. “There are small opportunities to get that right to ensure that the next generation of musicians and emerging artists go on tour. Speed is paramount. To accelerate change, we need to maintain speed.”
– Elton Jon (@eltonofficial) August 5, 2021
He added: “There must be short-term and long-term solutions, otherwise we could lose the talented generations that the world will hit in the future.”
The comments of the pop icon are the comments of other music industry representatives who opposed the governor’s latest announcement. Ian Smith from ukeartswork and the #CarryOnTouring campaign he said DCMS’s statement is at best misleading and, in some places, “very misleading.”.
“Yes, we have visas and free work permits in 19 countries, but what is not said is that these free hours vary from seven days a year to 14-30 to 90 days a year. He explained. means reporting the case to local authorities. “
David Martin John, director general of the Coalition of Famous Artists, said yesterday’s announcement was “nothing more than what we know.” “Despite the rotation, this statement acknowledges the failure,” he said .
“Failure to fulfill the government’s promises during the negotiations to ensure the future of our industry, not to” solve “the problem,” According to a statement from the Prime Minister in March this yearand the lack of clarity about touring to nearly a third of EU countries, eight months after the music industry adopted the “No Deal” scenario.
Last month (July 6), John and her husband, David Furnish, “promised to continue the fight for all artistsespecially those who have started their own businesses, who are losing because of gaps in the UK government’s disastrous trade deal with Europe. ” The couple attended a virtual meeting with EU Brexit chief negotiator Michael Barnier and others to discuss the artists ’free movement and visa-free regime.
“We need to work now to save the music industry and support future talent,” the pop veteran added.