UK Music publish ‘Here, There and Everywhere,’ music tourism report

28 July, 2023

We at BIMM are always focused on getting you connected and helping you graduate industry-ready so you can become part of a vibrant and growing industry that is putting UK towns and cities on the map.

Each year UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, has published its ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ report, highlighting the significant contribution of music tourism to the UK economy.

The study also revealed that 37.1 million people attended UK festivals and gigs in 2022. 6.5 million were music festival attendees, while 30.6 million experienced various shows around the country, ranging from arena shows to grassroots gigs.

The report predicts that if the government, local councils, and other stakeholders offer the proper support, the £6.6 billion generated by music tourism in 2022 could substantially increase by 2030.

‘Here, There and Everywhere’ is a valuable resource for local authorities. By harnessing the power of music, regions across the UK have the potential to create thousands of jobs, boost economic growth, and attract even more visitors to their areas.

Commenting on the report, UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin added:

“Music is one of our country’s great assets – not only is it absolutely critical to the economic success of our local areas, but it also generates huge amounts of soft power and helps put our towns and cities on the global map.

While music generates enormous benefits for our local areas, the infrastructure and talent pipeline that it relies on still faces huge challenges. With a venue closing every week and one in six festivals not returning since the pandemic, many studios are facing huge challenges. We must protect the musical infrastructure that does so much for our towns and cities.”

The full report can be found here. It’s fascinating!

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