Music: Tourism

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 3rd July 2017.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts and Heritage), Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts and Heritage)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the importance of live music venues to music tourism in the UK.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy), The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The UK live music industry welcomed nearly 28 million fans in 2015 with music tourism contributing £3.7 billion to the UK economy. We recognise the great success our live music concerts and festivals have in attracting people from across the UK and from overseas and the significant benefit this has to local economies. My department works closely with UK Music and I look forward to welcoming their new report on the contribution of live music to the UK economy within the next few weeks.

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