Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Creative Job Employment Double rate of UK Economy

DCMS
DCMS
Its official – The UK’s creative industry is booming. The Department of Culture, Media & Sport revealed that the job market in creative positions is increasing at twice the rate of the UK economy on the whole.

The total number of people employed in the industry currently stands at 1.8 million – a 15.8% increase since 2011, according to the figures. Exports from creative services have also increased by £4.5 billion (34.2%) between 2009 and 2013. This works out 15% better than the UK economy!

The study also found an important increase (11%) in the number of people identifying as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employed within the UK’s creative sector.

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said: “These latest figures demonstrate how the UK’s creative industries continue to be one of our great success stories. It’s a fantastic sector which now accounts for more than 1.8 million jobs in the UK, and employment in this area is increasing at twice the rate of the wider economy. Our films, music and other artists are celebrated around the world and this Government is determined to ensure our creative industries continue to grow.”

Follow Gear4music.com on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear about the latest music gear offers and news.

By Michael Storey

Posted on 30 Jun 2015 17:25 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46
thumbnail

In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.

22 Dec 2016 12:01
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Iconic Zakk Wylde bullseye design? Check. Monstrous and uncompromising tone? Check. The Odin Grail Genesis guitar delivers the goods to the metal masses

17 Jan 2017 13:40
thumbnail

Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality

17 Jan 2017 13:02
thumbnail

Also providing updates to their Masters, Signature, Giant Beat and Signature traditional lines, Paiste spill the beans on their NAMM 2017 releases.

16 Jan 2017 13:54
thumbnail

Revealing their new range of highly affordable S series, Gibson dish the dirt on their 2017 Line up including the Traditional Series, High Performance Series and more.

16 Jan 2017 13:11
thumbnail

Ideal for those players who flourish in an intuitive education environment, Flowkey puts you in charge of your learning offering a variety of insightful tools.

13 Jan 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The Sonzera series consists of a 50W combo, 50W Head and 20W combo.Used by Black Stone Cherry and Snarky Puppy, expect professional grade tone right off the bat

13 Jan 2017 13:25