A new report titled The Birmingham Live Music Project – authored by researchers at Aston University, Birmingham City University and Newcastle University – has revealed Brexit-related concerns voiced by policymakers, academics, industry figures and media representatives during a one day event held in Birmingham earlier this year.

An official press release stated that, “a significant drop in music tourism and an exodus of firms vital to infrastructure are amongst a number of Brexit-related concerns voiced by the music industries sector.”

One of the main issues raised was the way that Brexit could lead to fewer artists and productions travelling to the UK from Europe, which in turn could mean a marked decrease in the number of ‘music tourists’ visiting the country and region specifically for live music experiences.

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