International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has called musicians the “unsung heroes” of the UK economy as further funding is announced for British acts.
The lack of music provision in state schools risks depriving the industry of future talents such as Adele and Stormzy, the Brit Awards boss has said.
The number of plays of classical music increased by more than 10% in 2018, with the genre growing faster than the UK music industry at large.
Dua Lipa was the biggest-selling female artist of 2018, but was the only woman to be featured in the UK’s top 10 artist albums of the year.
UK music industry figures have welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to pass changes to EU copyright laws which intend to update them for the digital age.
MEPs have voted to reject a proposed overhaul of EU copyright law which had received the support of high-profile musicians and the creative industries, and condemnation from large online technology companies.
The future of the next Stormzy and Dua Lipa is at stake ahead of a key vote on EU online copyright law on Thursday, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has said.
British music accounted for one in every eight albums sold or streamed around the world last year, a report has revealed.
Rock band Editors are among 20 British music acts who have benefited from grants to help boost their profiles abroad, the Government has announced.
Record labels in the UK have seen their fastest rate of trade income growth since Britpop ruled the charts, new figures show.
Music fans should expect plenty of gift-wrapped vinyl records this Christmas as more than one million vinyl LPs are predicted to be sold in December, record labels’ association BPI has said.