UK Capabilities in the Music Sector

Welcome to the home of the best music in the world

The UK music industry is amongst the most infuential, commercially and critically successful of any in the world. It has set global music trends for decades by pioneering successive waves of different musical styles – from mod, rhythm and blues, progressive rock, glam and heavy metal. Helped by our diverse, cosmopolitan population, the UK is now at the forefront of the latest global trends in music. Our musicians continue to define new musical genres – dubstep and grime have recently joined other UK-coined genres from the past like punk, electronic dance music, rave and trip-hop. The UK music industry is also at the forefront of finding new and innovative ways to distribute and market music in the digital age – taking advantage of the UK’s position as the start-up capital of Europe and a global centre for technology.

Our stars are household names in countries from Argentina to the United States; Japan to Finland. From the Beatles, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones to Adele, Florence + the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, One Direction and Sam Smith; all of them rank amongst the bestselling artists of their respective generations.

The UK is also a world-leader in live music: the UK’s festival circuit has an international reputation that draws in foreign performers and tourists to famous festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight Festival.

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Why UK Creativity

From TV and film to advertising and computer games – the UK continues to be the most exciting place in the world to run a creative business. Benefits include an unrivalled pool of talent, a favourable tax regime and thriving creative communities in its cities.