BPI have welcomed the announcement from government on the £1.57bn support package for cultural, arts and heritage institutions. 

Welcoming the government announcement, Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards said:

“We are delighted that the Government has recognised the special importance of the arts and creativity – including music – to our national life. We warmly welcome specific mention of our cherished music venues, and to support for the arts more widely, which should also assist our classical music sector. The live music industry, and the artist community that it supports, has felt the full, devastating force of the COVID-19 emergency and grassroots venues urgently require support if the UK is to retain its exceptional local music scene and continue to produce world-beating artists. We look forward to further discussing how the funds will be allocated.”