Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler revealed his concern about the economic problems in the music industry by sharing new posts on his official Instagram account.
As you might recall, after the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, most of the business lines got hurt significantly and the music industry was one of them. Most of the bands decided to postpone their events due to the danger of the coronavirus.
Also, KISS legend Gene Simmons admitted that the music industry lost billions of dollars during these tough times. However, he stated that the people who will suffer from this issue will be the workers at concerts and events.
This time, Mark Knopfler agreed with Gene and said that the government should allow people to make music as soon as possible. Mark joined the petition ‘Let The Music Play’ and be the voice for the people who need urgent support.
In the caption, Mark stated that there are over 200.000 people from the complex ecosystem of the live music industry in the United Kingdom who can’t work and bring meals to their families during this outbreak and that is why the UK government should allow people to make music.
Here is what Mark Knopfler said:
“An army of dedicated people who make live music happen everywhere from pubs and clubs to arenas are in need of help at this time. Please support #LetTheMusicPlay
Show your support for the crew behind the scenes by reposting this, or sharing your pictures from any gig with the hashtag #LetTheMusicPlay”
Over 400 jobs support the production of every live music performance in an arena. The UK live music industry is a complex ecosystem that supports over 200,000 jobs, and thousands of different companies and business types. This entire ecosystem needs urgent support.”
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