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More than a third of UK music industry workers lost jobs in 2020

UK Music’s annual report says 69,000 people lost work as the pandemic wiped billions off the value of the sector

More than a third of UK music industry workers lost their jobs last year – 69,000 in total – as venues closed, festivals were scrapped, tours ground to a halt and the pandemic wiped billions off the value of the sector.

UK Music, the umbrella organisation representing the commercial music industry from artists and record labels to the live music sector, said the value of the industry almost halved last year due to the financially crippling impact of the Covid crisis.

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