The BPI welcomes and extends its very best wishes to the new ministerial appointees following the recent Cabinet reshuffle, and takes this opportunity to call for continued collaboration between music and creative industry leaders and the government to support and promote British music across the UK and around the world.

Commenting on the appointment of the Rt. Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP as Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Nigel Huddleston MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Caroline Dinenage MP as a Minister of State, Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, said:

“We warmly welcome the incoming Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Nigel Huddleston, and new Minister of State Caroline Dinenage. We look forward to working together to promote British music across the UK and overseas, and to ensure the UK is the best place in the world to invest in talent.”

The BPI takes the opportunity to also thank Nigel Adams MP and Baroness Morgan for their valued work at the department and wishes them all the best in the future.

Commenting on the news that the Rt. Hon Elizabeth Truss MP will continue in her role as Secretary of State and President of the Board of Trade, BPI & BRITs CEO Geoff Taylor added:

“We offer our best wishes to the Secretary for State for International Trade, Elizabeth Truss. We aim to work more closely than ever with DIT to turbocharge British music exports and to strengthen IP protection overseas, so UK artists and labels reap the benefit when the world listens to our music.“