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UK Study Gives Interesting Insights on the State of the Music Industry



The electronic music scene continues to be a powerhouse of cultural and economic significance, demonstrating both resilience and innovation, so says this year’s annual report “Electronic Beats, Economic Treats 2024” from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) in the United Kingdom (UK).

As the study had many interesting facts about the macroeconomic picture for the nightlife in the UK it probably transfer to a bigger picture. It is to say that as the UK music industry faced challenges including a 6% dip in economic impact to £2.5 billion and the loss of 31 nightclubs last year, including London’s Printworks, among other iconic venues. But there is hope that Printworks might return. NTIA also found a 9% decline in visitors to clubs during the 2022 – 2023 period.

This report invites you to embark on a journey through the pulsating heart of the UK electronic music scene. From the pioneers who laid the groundwork to the emerging talents shaping its future, each note, each beat, is a testament to the enduring cultural value of electronic music in the United Kingdom. As we navigate the vibrant landscape of sound and culture, let us celebrate the resilience,  talent and sense of community that define this extraordinary musical movement.”Michael Kill (NTIA CEO)

What might seem all bad news for the music industry also has a positive side. Electronic music’s impressive rank as the second most popular genre on the UK’s digital music platforms. Or the overwhelming influence of electronic music on 73% of the top 30 global artists. The daily listening habits of 80% of UK fans, underscore the genre’s broad appeal and emotional impact. It is to say that 80% experience emotional and mental health benefits at electronic music events.

“What truly sets the UK electronic music scene apart is its sense of community. Beyond the pulsating beats and infectious melodies lies a collective spirit that unites individuals from diverse backgrounds. This community transcends borders, bringing together people who share a passion for the transformative power of electronic music. It is a space where differences are celebrated, and the universal language of beats and rhythms creates a sense of belonging that knows no bounds.” Michael Kill (NTIA CEO)

The report meticulously outlines electronic music’s £2.5 billion impact on the UK, detailing the dynamics of nightclubs, festivals, concerts, and recorded music sectors. Despite a slight decrease, the industry shows resilience and growth in key areas.

Available now free for download, this year’s NTIA report not only underscores the significant economic contributions and cultural resonance of electronic music, but also the urgent need for supportive measures to sustain its growth amid a constant state of evolution. You can read the full report here.