Value of UK music is up 9 percent

UK Music, a cross-industry group, reports that music added £3.8 billion to the British economy in 2013, up 9% on 2012.

Gross value added rose from £3.5 billion to £3.8 billion. Exports accounted for £2.2 billion. The industry sustained 111,000 jobs.

Live music alone was worth £618 million.

Keep these figures handy for when the next election comes around.

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