NTIA and AFEM once again highlight the importance of electronic music and club culture to the UK government.
New joint report by Night Industries Association (NTIA) f Electronic Music Association (AFEM) claims that the UK government is undervaluing club culture.
the report It shows that the nightlife culture economy accounts for £36.4 billion annually, or 1.6% of GDP.
It also accounts for 425,000 jobs across the UK.
The joint report also says that club culture’s contribution to the UK economy “far exceeds” the revenue it generates.
The report also discusses the importance of electronic music and the club scene to British culture
Michael Kell, CEO of NTIA, said: “Music and dance clubs drive culture to the heart of societies – from a lonely teenager listening to beats on a laptop in the bedroom, to groups of kids on an estate spitting out lyrics and bars over ’80s electro beats on A cell phone, to the soul, jazz and funk machines that underpin modern productions.
“Electronic dance music has inspired millions of people, giving them the desire to delve deeper into their musical heritage to find new sounds, rhythm to listen to and create and produce,”
“With the help of this report, society will grow more broadly to recognize electronic music and club culture as one of the most important economic and cultural movements of the future.”
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“Those of us who live and breathe dance music have always known the incredible community value that club and rave culture has brought to our lives and our global audiences,” said Silvia Montello, CEO of AFEM.
She continued, “It is great to see a body of academic evidence on these benefits so clearly articulated in a report, which, along with a clear definition of commercial and economic benefits, can contribute to a broader understanding of the importance of our music and our scene to millions of people.” You can read the full report. over here.