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This update provides a detailed analysis of all of the UK's main music industry sectors.


  • The UK’s recorded-music industry is experiencing something of a growth spurt at the moment.
  • Royalty collections in the UK are also positive, with both PRS for Music and PPL registering annual growth.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers all the main music sectors in the UK.
  • Analyzes recorded music, music retail, live, royalty collections, and broadcasting.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music trade earnings were generated by digital sales and services last year?
  • What is the value of the UK live music sector to the UK economy?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Second straight year of recorded-music growth
  • Genre sales and the dominance of rock and pop
  • Record companies

Music retail

  • Three straight years of retail sales growth
  • Music transition from retail to consumption
  • Digital infrastructure and access details

Royalty collections

  • PRS for Music distribution milestone
  • International gains boost PPL collections to record high


  • Digital radio popularity continues to rise
  • Pay-TV growth set to continue


  • Measuring the worth of the live music sector
  • Supporting grassroots music
  • Tightening the control of secondary ticketing


  • Methodology
  • Author

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