British musicians such as Ed Sheeran or Sting have warned UK PM Theresa May about the risk the music industry faces if Britain leaves the European Union without a bilateral agreement, the Observer reports.
The alert consists of a letter sent to the head of the British Government and signed by Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Sting, Jarvis Cocker, Simon Rattle and Paul Simon, among others.
The letter was promoted by Bob Geldof, for whom "a failed brexit" will silence the "vast voice" of the British music industry, confining it to "a self-directed cultural cage."
The signatories of the letter say that leaving the European Union (EU) without an agreement or a bad agreement would affect sales and copyrights and would restrict the possibility of promoting touring or concerts, which would be detrimental to the music industry in the near future. 4,400 million pounds (5,000 million euros) per year.
According to the newspaper, Bob Geldof, a former vocalist for the Boomtown Rats, circulated the letter entitled "Towards a Second Vote" for her contacts based on the principles espoused by personalities of the political class and civil society demanding a second visit to define the terms of 'brexit' (the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union).