Brussels thought it was going to sing all the tunes with its proposed new legislation on the social status of artists. But Britain's Musician's Union thought they would play a few chords of their own and enlisted the support of some of the UK's best loved bands and Ruskin Press [and we love a bit of R&B ourselves]. The MU together with The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters commissioned their own research and challenged the rationale behind the legislation. Most importantly, they developed their own policies put together in the document 'Status Quo'. It was launched by the two organisations at London's Royal opera House. Ruskin designed and printed the document.
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Updated: Jan 22, 2019
stalwarts of the British music scene and campaigners for the rights of performers Rick Parfitt [left] and Francis Rossi [right] flank Author Andrew Missingham, to promote the 'Status Quo' research booklet.