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UK Music Calls On Creators To Contribute To Survey To Help Understand State of The Music Industry

Today UK Music launched its annual survey for creators which hopes to give them a better understanding of the economic landscape of the music industry.

Published: 24 March 2022 | 5:22 PM Updated: 25 March 2022 | 5:31 PM
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The survey allows UK Music to recognise and acknowledge the value of creators’ work. Image credit: UK Music.

UK Music, the collective voice for the UK music industry (representing organisations: AIM, BPI, FAC, The Ivors Academy, MMF, MPA, MPG, Musicians’ Union, PPL and PRS for Music), requires accurate data to show the impact COVID-19 has had on music creators.

The survey, which should take approximately 10 minutes to complete, is released annually and is especially important this year as it will help UK Music to collect the data it needs to make the case to Government for support. The responses help UK Music 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.

Most important of all, the survey allows UK Music to recognise and acknowledge the value of creators’ work – and provides the evidence it needs 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. Last year’s report can be read here.

Eligibility and confidentiality

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.

Completing the survey enters you into a prize draw where you could win one of several prizes: a £100 Amazon voucher, a £100 GAK music store voucher or a £100 PMT music store voucher.

Please be assured that responses will only be analysed by UK Music and shared by UK Music with our member organisations after any direct identifiers have been removed. This means your data will become pseudonymized, and where possible anonymized. It will not be possible to anonymise your response if you include identifiable information (e.g your name or a song title) within any open text boxes. To the extent any personal data is shared as a result of this survey, it will be subject to a data sharing agreement between UK Music and the relevant member organisations: Association of Independent Music, The Ivors Academy, British Phonographic Industry, Featured Artists Coalition, Music Managers Forum, Music Publishers Association, Music Producers Guild, Musicians’ Union, PPL and PRS for Music. 

 

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