We can make it work: Michael Dugher on UK Music's big agenda

Mark Sutherland

He spent 20 years in Westminster’s corridors of power, but UK Music chief executive Michael Dugher believes that music makes an impact that politics can’t equal.

He heard his first Beatles record aged seven, and first picked up the guitar himself just before his 12th birthday – events that, he says, ultimately led not just to him becoming British music’s key lobbying figure, but also to him getting out of Yorkshire in the first place.

“There’s no way I would ...

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