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In our English learning post this week, you’ll learn lots of useful business English expressions. We’ve also got a really interesting article about the music industry in the UK. Is there a music industry in your country? How important is it? According to a report by UK Music, the British music industry is worth a lot more money to the British economy than was ever previously thought. How much? Well, you’ll need to read the article to find out.
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UK Music found that musicians, composers, songwriters and lyricists contribute the most to the economy (£1.6bn) and also employ seven out of every 10 people who work in the sector. Live music contributes £662m, followed by recorded music (£634m), music publishing (£402m), music representatives (£151m), and music producers and recording studios (£80m). Music businesses also generate £1.4bn every year from exports, while British musicians such as Emeli Sande, Adele and Ed Sheeran (whose albums dominated the 2012 sales charts) boost the UK’s international brand by an estimated £72m.
Another report by Arts Council England (ACE) had some interesting findings. They showed that the arts and culture sector (book publishing, sound recording, performing arts, etc.) accounts for 0.4% of GDP, with £5.9 billion worth of gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy in 2011.
The results form part of an investigation by the Centre for Economics and Business (the CEBR). ACE chief executive Alan Davey said, “The contribution culture makes to our quality of life as a society and as individuals, will always be our primary concern. But at a time when public finances are under such pressure, it’s also right to examine all the benefits that investment in arts and culture can bring – and to consider how we can make the most effective use of that contribution.”
Another report by VisitBrtiain focused on music tourism. It showed that this type of tourism boosts the UK’s economy by £2.2bn a year. VisitBritain says nearly half of the average live music audience is made up of tourists, with visitors from abroad spending an average of £910 while attending festivals, and £602 going to concerts. Domestic music tourists spend, on average, £396 while attending festivals, and £87 going to concerts.
The report also says that overseas tourists account for 6% of music tourism visits, and 20% of music tourism spending. London attracts 28% of all music tourists in the UK, with 1.8 million people visiting the capital. “It’s clear our music industry is doing a great job for the British economy, encouraging 6.5 million tourists to visit the country, generating £2.2 billion last year,” said Jo Dipple, the chief executive of UK Music, which helped prepare the report.
Music is so much more than a form of entertainment!
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