"I am disturbed by the increasing number of projects which are under, or even un-funded. Because performers keep the arts world going by their love of what they do, with disregard for payment, it is increasingly difficult for people to make ends meet - particularly young people embarking on a difficult profession. Please protect those incomes they have a right to. "Tim Pigott-Smith
- "Musicians should get just rewards for their work" Pete Smith
- "I'ma writer and photographer. It's never been easy to make a decent living; I can cope with that if I can survive and do what I love. But these parasites are making it harder and harder for any of us to make a living at all. Do we really want a world in which only independently wealthy and retired people can afford to devote themselves to creative pursuits?" Jon Sparks
- "Nothing happened before a writer sat down with a blank piece of paper (or computer screen). Plays and songs do not write themselves. These endeavours are what listeners and viewers enjoy, but what writers create and then live on. Please do not deprive them of their careers and their livelihood." Frank Lazarus
- "I am sick & tired of coming across the attitude that because working in the Arts is doing a job that you love, then you don't necessarily deserve to be paid to do it. We are no longer the "Rogues & Vagabonds" of old - we contribute enormously to the economy & to the general well-being of our nation." Rosamund Tomlins
The UK has the second biggest publishing industry in Europe, with a combined turnover of £19 billion and employing some 250,000 in 10,000 different companies(Source: UKTI infographic 2012)
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