UK music contributed £3.8bn to British economy in 2013, figure up 9% YoY


The UK music industry made a contribution of £3.8bn to the British economy in 2013, a figure that's up 9% from £3.5bn in 2012, according to UK Music's annual Measuring Music report.

The figure was made up of six groupings including: musicians, singers, composers, songwriters and lyricists (£1.7bn), recorded music (£618m), live music (£789m), music publishers (£436m), music representatives (£80m) and music producers, recording studios and staff (£102m).

Last year, the industry supported more that 111,000 full times jobs and ...

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