the economic contribution of the UK music industry

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New data estimates that the music industry made a £4.1bn economic contribution to the UK in 2015.

This is made up of: £2bn from musicians, composers and songwriters; £610m from recorded music; £904m from live music; £412m from music publishing; £92m from music representatives; £119m from music producers, recording studios; £2.2bn comes from exports. The industry also employs 119,020 full time jobs.

The figures come from Measuring Music 2016, a UK Music report which assessed the economic contribution of the music industry in terms of GVA, exports and employment.

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Publication date: September 2016.



Wish you were here: music tourism's contribution to the UK economy, produced by UK Music, studies the economic impact of music festivals and major concerts to the tourism industry throughout the UK.

Publication date: July 2016

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Music Market 2015


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The BPI Yearbook is the definitive guide to the UK recorded music industry in numbers. The 2013 edition runs to 94 pages and looks back at 2012 via a mix of charts, tables, facts, figures and commentary. As well as BPI’s own analysis, data comes from a number of respected industry sources, including the Official Charts Company, Kantar, Nielsen and Futuresource Consulting. 

Topics covered include industry income, company market shares, consumer data, sales by type of music, pricing and retailer data including market shares, gift purchasing and impulse buying.

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Digital Music Nation 2013

This 36-page report looks at how digital became central to delivering music to fans in the UK, from a la carte to streaming, apps to social media and beyond. Digital Music 2013 looks at how music services are innovating and evolving, featuring case studies and interviews alongside never-before-published data.

Publication date: March 2013

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IFPI Digital Music Report 2013

IFPI’s Digital Music Report examines the impact digital is having on the global music market, looking at innovations in services, digital marketing and the action being taken against services operating illegally online. Running to 34 pages and encompassing case studies and insight from leading executives, the report is a comprehensive overview of the part digital plays in the music market today.

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Recording Industry in Numbers

This IFPI report provides a comprehensive picture of the global recorded music market and the key trends of the music business. It is an invaluable source of authoritative data, in-depth analysis and detailed sales figures, containing both global data and also national data for 49 territories. It is used by music companies, analysts, investors, commentators, academics and many others.

Publication date: April 2013

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