One in three jobs in the UK music industry was lost during the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a report from the UK Music business unit.
The study said 69,000 fewer jobs were at risk in 2020 than in 2019 – a 35% reduction – due to the “destructive effects” of the coronavirus.
British Music says the virus has hit the industry “hard”.
He said the artists themselves as well as the staff members in the theater and the recording studio.
Live music prices dropped 90% in 2020, according to a UK music report, titled This is a 2021 track, released on Tuesday.
He said: “Creators in the live music industry have dropped dramatically: most of the people working in the industry are self-employed and Covid-19 has been hit hard.”
He found that while many of them may be supported by the government’s crisis plans, “many of them did not qualify.”
He continued: “This has forced thousands of producers, castaways, and others to leave the industry to other sectors.”
“A lot of people are still working on music, but necessity means finding other ways to make money.”
The industry workers dropped from 197,000 to 128,000 in 2020 as they have grown over the past decade, he said.
UK was unable to say how many of these projects returned in 2021 and most venues opened after the ban was lifted.
With many venues closing their doors last year and events like the Glastonbury Festival canceling cancellations, the UK industry’s contribution fell by 46%, from £ 5.8bn in 2019 to £ 3.1bn. of pounds in 2020, according to a survey.
UK exports fell, from £ 2.9bn in 2019 to £ 2.3bn, according to the report.
Musicians have asked the government to introduce a system that includes tax incentives to help companies recover.
UK Director Jamie Njoku -Goodwin said: “The last 18 months have been a unique challenge for the UK industry, with billions benefiting the industry, but we are determined to look to the future, focus and recover.
“Over the past year, we have seen the importance of music throughout life. It is more important than ever to take the necessary steps to preserve, strengthen and grow this industry.”
In the introduction to the report, culture writer Nadine Dorries said the government’s immediate attention was “rescue and reboot.”
“Now the most important thing is to see a strong recovery,” she said. “The UK industry is one of our greatest assets and I promise the government will continue to support it in every way possible.”