News 18 July, 2023

UK Music publishes new report on music tourism’s boost to UK economy

UK Music publishes new report on music tourism’s boost to UK economy

Today, UK Music publishes their newest report; Here, There and Everywhere. The report reveals the huge contribution of music tourism to the UK economy, celebrates music’s regional contribution and sets out a plan for local authorities to enhance local music sectors.

The new report highlights several key findings including:

  • Total number of music tourists attending live music events across the UK in 2022 was 14.4 million.
  • Total number of foreign music tourists in 2022 was 1.1 million.
  • Total number of domestic music tourists in 2022 was 13.3 million.
  • Total music tourism spending in 2022 was £6.6 billion.
  • Total employment sustained by music tourism in 2022 was 56,000.
  • Total attendance at UK festivals and concerts in 2022 was 37.1 million.
  • A total of 6.5 million music fans attended festivals in the UK in 2022.
  • A total of 30.6 million people attended concerts (which includes everything from arena shows to grassroots gigs).

“By harnessing the power of music, regions across the UK can generate thousands more jobs, boost economic growth and attract even more visitors to the local area. This report shows how to turn that potential into reality.”

Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, UK Music Chief Executive

“We are proud of our role in helping to build a pipeline of talent for the UK music industry. Our qualifications are accessible from any location in the UK and break down the barriers that many young creatives face when they aspire to become a professional withing this important industry. Music is vibrant across the UK and one of our greatest assets.”

Tim Bennett-Hart, CEO RSL Awards

RSL Awards’ membership with UK Music’s Music Academic Partnership further strengthens the ties to the Music Industry that so many of our qualifications support, along with supporting the pipeline of musical talent into further and higher education.

To find out more, the full report below:

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