Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (212)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

212. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media further to Parliamentary Question No. 248 on 15 December 2020, if the review of the pilot music industry support package schemes promised in her response is currently underway; when it is due to be completed; and if she will publish the results of the review before deciding to continue the pilot. [8019/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

The Music Industry Support Package Schemes is under review. All successful awardees under the schemes being administered by FMC are required to provide outcome reports which are being furnished to my Department.

The schedule for completion of the work by the successful applicants has been impacted by COVID related restrictions and therefore the work for which the awards were allocated is not yet complete. It is my intention to compile the final review in a timely manner and the results will be published. MISP was a pilot initiative, which I introduced at a time of need when no such supports had previously been offered to the music industry and so the outcomes of these three pilot schemes are critical to informing any future support systems for the music industry.