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.