Insights UK Music launches survey to gain better understanding of economic landscape of music industry


UK Music says that the pandemic has meant that the past two years have been “incredibly tough for music creators”, with many struggling to make ends meet.

As the collective voice for the UK music industry, UK Music needs accurate data to show the impact COVID-19 has had on music creators. Accordingly it has launched a survey to help it collect the data it needs to make the case to Government for support. UK Music says that the survey will help it analyse key trends and document day-to-day conditions in the music business, enabling year-on-year comparisons as the industry tries to rebuild after the pandemic. More importantly, UK Music says that the survey will allow it to “recognise and acknowledge the value of creators’ work” and give it the necessary evidence to help fight for their interests when engaging with government, policymakers and other key stakeholders.

The survey will form a key part of UK Music’s annual report, which is the key document used by policymakers and industry professionals when discussing the music industry and the challenges it faces.

The survey is open to anyone who is a full-time or part-time professional music creator. This includes artists, composers, writers, engineers and producers. To access the survey, click here.