The government confirms that recording studios and music video productions can go ahead during lockdown!

Rehana Harmony

By Rehana Harmony

Rehana Harmony

5 Nov 2020

Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, the UK Music chief executive, has announced the government’s green light on the use of professional and residential recording studios. In addition to carrying out music video production during the new national Covid-19 restrictions.

This follows the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s enforcement for four weeks of tougher regulations across England, that commences today (Thursday, 5th November).

Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said: “This is extremely welcome news and an important vote of confidence by the government in the UK music industry and our world-leading recording studios. I am delighted that ministers have recognised the huge amount of work that has gone into stringent measures to ensure that our studios are Covid-safe environments where work can and should continue. 

“Studios are a key part of the ecosystem of the UK music industry that contributes £5.2 billion a year to the economy and employs 190,000 people. We are determined to continue to work with the government to keep as much of the music industry open as possible as we strive to get the whole industry back on its feet.”