Take UK Music’s 2018 survey to help assess the health of the music industry

UK Music has launched this year’s Measuring Music survey, which needs the input from artists, composers, writers and producers to assess the current health of the music industry.

The 2018 Measuring Music survey gathers information annually from those working in the music business, in order to analyse trends and document day-to-day conditions.

“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,” said UK Music.

Last year’s survey 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,” explained the organisation.

“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.”

There are three different surveys that can be taken, depending on your role in the industry.

– If you are a musician/songwriter/composer, take this survey.

– If you are a music producer/engineer, take this survey.

– If you are a manager, take this survey. 

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