Review of Jazz extension of deadline to midnight on 20th September 2021 for completion of questionnaires

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Review of Jazz extension of deadline to midnight on 20th September 2021 for completion of questionnaires for the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group  Review Of Jazz In England

A jazz fan?  Whether you’re a musician, an attender, a promoter or venue, a jazz organisation or festival, work in jazz media, studios or techie support, we want to hear from you.  Tell us your thoughts about the state of jazz in England today.  The more completed questionnaires we receive, the better the case we can make for the music.

Completed questionnaires received to date have already told us that:

  • 62% of promoters and venues feel their ability to work in the music industry has been affected by the UK leaving the European Union.
  • 73% of promoters think the Government is not doing enough to support organisations and self-employed workers in the creative industries to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.
  • 62% of promoters have read the Arts Council’s Delivery Plan 2021-2024 for their 10 Year Strategy Let’s Create.
  • 68% of promoters lost money from March 2020.
  • 40% of audiences buy music directly from the bands online and 76% buy CDs and vinyl from bands at their gigs. 25% of the audience stream jazz online every day.
  • 51% of audiences listen to Jazz FM is matched by 51% who listen to BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Record Requests.
  • 61% of the audiences say they are ready to attend live jazz gigs again and 29% said they are not ready now but will attend when the pandemic is receding.
  • Just 10% of musicians said they were paid above the minimum Musicians’ Union gig rate for gigs.
  • 71% of musicians’ earnings from streaming services ranged from £0 to £100 with only 3.4% earning between £500 and £1000.

We are undertaking a National Review looking at everything about Jazz in the UK. We really want to hear from jazz fans, musicians, promoters & venues, jazz organisations, jazz festivals, technical staff, jazz educators, jazz media, recording studios. That’s pretty much everyone.

Please complete our questionnaires at the  Review Of Jazz In England to help the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group help you.

Following an enforced delay due to the global pandemic and a year of unprecedented change, challenges, and specific hardships for working musicians, promoters, venues, jazz organisations, studios, technical staff, media and the jazz constituency at large, the All Party Jazz Appreciation Group commissioned a Review of Jazz in England that was launched on Friday 28th May 2021. The Review is being undertaken by the Group’s Secretary, Chris Hodgkins, and an expert advisory panel, chaired by musician and jazz educator Dr Kathy Dyson and supported by Teesside University Business School.

Full details and briefing papers – ‘Cold Comfort and Home Truths’ – Terms of reference, composition of the Advisory Panel, and the five questionnaires dealing with promoters and venues, musicians, jazz festivals, audiences plus individuals and organisations are available at: Review of Jazz in England      

The closing date for the questionnaires is midnight, 20th September 2021.

 Notes to the Editor

 The Work of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group

 The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group aims to encourage wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase Parliamentarians’ understanding of the jazz industry and issues surrounding it, to promote jazz as a musical form and to raise its profile inside and outside Parliament.

APPJAG currently has over 116 members from the House of Commons and House of Lords across all political parties.   The Group’s officers, as at the Annual General Meeting of 22nd March 2021, are Co-Chairs: John Spellar MP and Lord Mann, Secretary, Sir Greg Knight MP, Vice Chairs, Alison Thewless MP and Chi Onwurah MP. Treasurer is Ian Paisley MP. Officers are Lord Colwyn and Sarah Champion MP.

The Secretariat is Chris Hodgkins with the assistance of Louis Flood. The contact address is: appjag1@gmail.com the web address is: https://appjag.wordpress.com/

Recipients of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2021

Recent submissions and briefing papers:

Briefing Paper Jazz Musicians and Volunteer Promoters Fallin Between The Cracks

Submission to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the “Economics of music streaming” on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group.

Submission to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the “The future of UK music festivals” on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement – How to help musicians work in the EU after BREXIT

APPJAG members briefing paper for the debate on Covid-19 and the Cultural and Entertainment Sectors

All Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the group. This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees.

Ends

9th August 2021

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