Wednesday, September 08, 2010

UK Music plans to schmooze the Liberal Democrats

Ooh, look who's holding a Pop Quiz for the Liberal Democrats during their conference in Liverpool:

UK Music's Great Political Pop Quiz

Hosted by former Undertones frontman Feargal Sharkey and composer David Arnold (James Bond, Shirley Bassey). Free food and drink for participants, great prizes and special guests.
I'd feel a bit more relaxed about this if, for example, UK Music would choose to be a bit more upfront about how its funded and whose money is buying this access to one of the parties of government.

It says something that UK Music are choosing to lobby the Lib Dems with a pop quiz - something which by its nature is focused on the past - rather than, say, displaying some of the emerging talent that it claims is at the heart of its interests.