Music boosts the economy

May 29th, 2014 by first tutors

As music budgets are severely cut in schools and more students are seeking private tuition, recent figures released estimate that the live music sector makes a huge £3.5 billion economic contribution to the UK economy.

£1.66 billion of that comes from musicians, composers and songwriters.

There are more than 17,000 music performances a year in London alone, while London based artists like Adele have had some of the world's best selling records. The O2 arena in London is one of the worlds most popular music venues.

Music tuition is a great social asset at any age. Kids should definitely be heard as well as seen! Tutors, are you doing your bit for the economy and encouraging the young - and not so young for that matter - talent out there?

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