Rebecca Ferguson looks radiant as she attends the Cigar Smoker Of The Year event


Rebecca Ferguson cut a glamorous figure on Monday when she attended the Boisdale Cigar Smoker Of The Year event at Boisdale of Canary Wharf.

The 35-year-old singer looked amazing as she donned a fuchsia long sleeved dress with a plunging neckline.

The garment also featured a transparent flower detail around the neckline and a shimmering silver brooch.

Stunning: Rebecca Ferguson cut a glamorous figure attending the Boisdale Cigar Smoker of The Year event at Boisdale of Canary Wharf on Monday

The former X Factor star complemented her look with an eye-catching silver chain and matching earrings.

Rebecca completed her look by turning her locks into an elegant updo for the swanky event.

The hitmaker posed for snapshots alongside Game of Thrones actor James Cosmo and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Ella Vaday.

The outing comes after Rebecca supported a protest in Parliament Square late last month.

Fashion: The 35-year-old singer looked amazing as she donned a fuchsia long sleeved dress with a plunging neckline

Fashion: The 35-year-old singer looked amazing as she donned a fuchsia long sleeved dress with a plunging neckline

She joined the masses in calling for support for a law to ensure that artists are “paid fairly” for streaming their music.

The singer was joined by Sex Pistols’ founding bassist Glen Matlock and 30 MPs outside Westminster as they highlighted the importance of the bill, which was launched in Parliament on December 3rd.

The bill is supported by the Musicians’ Union and Ivors Academy for Songwriters and Composers, and sponsored by Labor MP Kevin Brennan.

It would introduce a right to fair remuneration for streaming revenue – with performers being entitled to a stake without reference to their label deals.

Style: The garment also had a sheer floral detail around the neckline as well as a shimmering silver brooch

Style: The garment also had a sheer floral detail around the neckline as well as a shimmering silver brooch

According to its proponents, the main aim of the bill is to “ensure that performing artists and composers are adequately rewarded by treating income from music streaming services in the same way as income from other sources”.

However, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the British association of independent and major record labels, said the bill would “completely misunderstand today’s music business” and “bureaucratically” bind the sector.

Officially titled Copyright (Rights And Remuneration of Musicians) Private Member’s Bill (Copyright and Remuneration of Musicians), it comes in the midst of an increased awareness of streaming license fees due to the investigation of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee on the economy of streaming.

The committee’s report previously warned that the “pathetic returns” of the current system were affecting the “entire creative ecosystem”, and ministers subsequently referred the dominance case of large record companies to the Competition and Market Inspectorate.

Radiant: The former X Factor star complemented her look with a striking silver chain and matching earrings (pictured with James Cosmo)

Radiant: The former X Factor star complemented her look with a striking silver chain and matching earrings (pictured with James Cosmo)

Mr Brennan, who sponsors the law, said, “More and more people are streaming music – amplified by the pandemic – but unlike radio, there is no guaranteed license fee for all musicians who helped stream the recording.

“To remedy this, my bill seeks to give private members, performers and composers access to funds to ensure a fair distribution of the income from their works.

“In particular, the draft law will introduce a right to fair remuneration for performing musicians of musical works when works on which they have performed are made available to the public.

“These reforms would result in more new music, the revitalization of recording studios, a surge in the UK session music scene, the excavation of a new generation of British talent and Britain into a leading world cultural center for recorded music.” Industry. ‘

Wow: Rebecca completed her look by turning her locks into an elegant updo for the chic event (pictured with LR Ella VaDay, James Cosmo and Ranald Macdonald).

Wow: Rebecca completed her look by turning her locks into an elegant updo for the chic event (pictured with LR Ella VaDay, James Cosmo and Ranald Macdonald).

The deputy general secretary of the musicians’ union, Naomi Pohl, said: “The dominance of the large music groups in the streaming market is clear. Musicians and songwriters are not getting a fair deal and legal reform is overdue.

“Now is the time to address the imbalances in the music industry, and especially in music streaming. We call on the government to allow a free vote on the Brennan Act on December 3rd.

“Members across the House of Commons have already expressed their support for the bill, which shows the strong commitment of both parties to correcting streaming to ensure artists are paid fairly for their music streamed.”

Activism: Rebecca supported a protest in London's Parliament Square last month to ensure that artists are eligible for streams of their music through a new bill that will be released on Nov.

Activism: Rebecca supported a protest in London’s Parliament Square last month to ensure that artists are eligible for streams of their music through a new bill that will be released on Nov.


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