14/04/2020: UK Music is today launching our annual music industry survey. And we need the views of music creators!
We’re asking artists, composers, writers and producers to fill in our 2020 survey to allow us to analyse trends and to document day-to-day conditions in the UK music business.
This enables us to produce a vital asset for industry professionals, politicians, policymakers, journalists and other stakeholders. You can read the Music By Numbers report we released last year here.
By completing this survey, you enable UK Music and its member organisations to be more effective in speaking to Government on issues that impact you. This would not be possible without hard economic data to demonstrate how music contributes to the UK economy. This is why we ask you to complete this survey every year.
We have been very successful in securing support for live music venues, copyright protection and performers’ rights. However, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic there has never been a more important time to speak to Government.
This survey contributes to UK Music’s flagship annual economic study Music By Numbers. Last year’s Music By Numbers report revealed:
• The UK music industry contributed £5.2 billion to the UK economy in 2018.
• The total export revenue of the music industry was £2.7 billion in 2018.
• Employment in the industry hit an all-time high of 190,935 in 2018.
• Music tourism alone contributed £4.5 billion spend to the UK economy in 2018 - up 12% from £4 billion in 2017.
This year’s report will be released in Autumn 2020.
You may have completed other surveys from our member organisations recently. Thank you, but we need your help again.
This survey is different as the majority of questions refer to your 2019 income. What happened last year is still very important as this establishes a watermark before the coronavirus took hold. This enables year-on-year comparisons as we move towards assessing the longer-term impact.
This survey also includes some important questions about the first half of 2020 which will help us better understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our industry.
Most important of all, the survey allows us to recognise and acknowledge the value of your work.