The Rolling Stones and Sir Tom Jones are among the artists who have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying the law “has not kept up with the pace of technological change” when calculating payments.

First published in April, the open letter now includes the signature of every modern British artist named by Johnson on Desert Island Discs.

Among the 234 signatories are Sir Paul McCartney, Van Morrison and the estate of Joe Strummer. The current generation of pop stars has also put its weight behind the letter, including rapper Kano, rock band Wolf Alice and pop star Jessie Ware.

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