Value of British music industry

Ray Corrigan made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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From: Ray Corrigan

25 November 2011

Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

In the debate on Music and the Economy on 22 November,

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media
and Sport, Ed Vaizey, made reference to the "British music
industry" as "a staggering success, with almost £4 billion of
sales."

Could you provide me with:

(a) a copy of the evidence upon which this £4 billion estimate is
based and
(b) an itemization of the specific sectors of the industry that it
encompasses.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Ray Corrigan

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Department for Culture, Media and Sport

13 December 2011

Dear Mr Corrigan

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 25 November. You
asked:

 

“In the debate on Music and the Economy on 22 November,     
[1]http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media  and
Sport, Ed Vaizey, made reference to the "British music industry" as "a
staggering success, with almost £4 billion of sales."

    

Could you provide me with:  (a) a copy of the evidence upon which this
£4 billion estimate is based and (b) an itemization of the specific
sectors of the industry that it encompasses”.

 

I have dealt with your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

I can confirm that during the debate on Music and the Economy on 22
November, the Minister was referring to a well-respected industry paper
produced by PRS for music which can be viewed here: 
[2]http://www.prsformusic.com/creators/news...

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

 

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From: Ray Corrigan

13 December 2011

Dear FOI Team,

Thank you for your helpful response.

Yours sincerely,

Ray Corrigan

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