05/04/18: UK Music have launched our 2018 Measuring Music survey - the foundation of our annual report assessing the health of the music industry.
We’re asking artists, composers, writers and producers to fill in the survey, which allows us to analyse trends and to document day-to-day conditions in the music business.
Our last Measuring Music report revealed that 142,208 jobs were supported by music in 2016, generating in excess of £4.4billion for the UK economy.
Music is the engine room of the creative economy and this report gives us the hard statistics we need to negotiate the best policies for your future.
It helps us to shape industrial strategy for the creative industries and aid negotiations as the UK prepares to withdraw from the European Union.
It helps us fight against the threats to grassroots music, like the closure of some of the country’s most cherished small venues.
It helps us lobby the Government to help all those who work in the music business.
The report also helps us fight to protect the value of copyright and intellectual property and get a fair deal for everyone from creators to investors.
But most of all it helps us recognise and acknowledge the value of your work.
If you are a musician/songwriter/composer, please click here.
If you are a music producer/engineer, please click here.
If you are a manager, please click here.
And remember, your input will help us to produce 2018 Measuring Music which arms us to fight for your collective interests.