Research & Reports

This Is Music 2023

UK Music's annual economic report, This Is Music 2023, outlines the huge economic contribution the UK music industry makes to the economy in 2022.

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The headline statistics in UK Music’s This is Music 2023 report released are:

  • UK music exports generated £4 billion in 2022.
  • Music industry’s contribution to UK economy was £6.7 billion (GVA) in 2022.
  • Total UK music industry employment was 210,000 in 2022.

Changes in the way UK Music collates data from the music sector mean that it is not possible this year to make direct comparisons with previous years.

As well as economic data on the music industry, This Is Music 2023 offers an analysis of 2022, emerging trends in 2023, and case studies – including one from Glass Animals’ manager.

Read This Is Music 2023 here.  

Read the methodology here.