A survey of the UK music industry, published today, shows that it adds £4.1 billion to the British economy.
But a remark by UK Music chief executive Jo Dipple gives cause for considerable concern. Jo writes in her introduction that ‘35% (of musicans) are not paying into pension schemes, and 21% … had undertaken work for free during the past year with the aim of furthering their career.’
That’s not economic growth, it’s charity.
Read her introduction here.