Introduction to Policy
The British music industry is at the heart of the creative economy and contributes significantly to UK culture and society, as well as to economic productivity. Specifically, the UK music industry generates around £4 billion per annum, contributes significantly to exports and provides more than 130,000 UK jobs. This enormous value is fully recognised by Government as well as the pivotal role that the creative industries all provide to Britain's future prosperity.
"So government must get out of the way where it is inhibiting enterprise and it’s got to get active in those areas where it is needed. And there’s a third, crucial part of our coalition strategy for growth – which is to rebalance our economy.
Today our economy is heavily reliant on just a few industries and a few regions – particularly London and the South East. This really matters. An economy with such a narrow foundation for growth is fundamentally unstable and wasteful – because we are not making use of the talent out there in all parts of our United Kingdom.
We are determined that should change. That doesn’t mean picking winners but it does mean supporting growing industries – aerospace, pharmaceuticals, high-value manufacturing, hi-tech engineering, low carbon technology. And all the knowledge-based businesses including the creative industries." - Prime Minister David Cameron
UK Music represents the UK music industry as a whole. We engage in public policy development at national, EU and international levels to ensure that the interests of our members are effectively advocated and considered.