20.08.2021: UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin spoke to Headliner about the vast challenges and opportunities facing the music industry.
As the music industry emerges from the impact of Covid-19, Jamie outlined how a successful, growing music industry would have wider economic benefits for the UK.
He told Headliner’s Dan Gumble: “The sector has been decimated over the past year, but it will be able to help bring our country out of the difficulties we’ve faced over the last year, under the right conditions. Enabling our sector to fire on all cylinders isn’t just good for our industry, it’s good for the country, good for the tax payer and is an argument that has to be made clearly to the government.”
Jamie also spoke about the vital benefits to health and wellbeing that music can bring. He said: “One of the things I’m particularly interested in is the role music can play in helping mental health and wellbeing. There are huge opportunities here.
“There is all sorts of emerging evidence about the benefits music can have, and if you look at the past year, as we recover from the pandemic we are going to see big long-term impacts on education and people’s mental health. This pandemic has had a huge toll on people’s mental health and there is a huge role for the music industry to play in the national effort to help people out of this incredibly difficult time.”
You can read Jamie’s full interview here.
Back to news