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The creative and entertainment industries were worth £101.5bn ($130.8bn) to the UK economy in 2017. However, a no-deal Brexit could see this run into serious trouble, and the touring of artists, festivals, musicals, sports events, and live events generally could be under threat.


  • The possibility of the UK continuing to operate within the European Digital Single Market is slim to none post-Brexit, and this could threaten UK-based rights owners who create and exploit IP both inside and outside of the EU.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines the impact a no-deal Brexit is likely to have on the live music sector.
  • Explains how each aspect of touring could be affected and how a no-deal Brexit will affect UK artists and those from EU countries looking to perform in the UK.

Key questions answered

  • What will the impact be on touring artists if there is a no-deal Brexit?
  • How could restriction of movement, extra costs, and potential delays caused by Brexit limit opportunities for artists?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Freedom of movement for today's touring musicians
  • No-deal Brexit could end visa-free travel
  • No agreement means continued uncertainty


  • Author

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