The Value of Jazz in Britain

Back in 2004-5 the annual turnover of the jazz sector of the UK music industry was estimated to have reached £86.77m.  There were at least 45,000 jazz performances a year in the UK, ranging from sessions in pubs to concert hall and international festival events. The core audience was about 500,000 people.

Although that’s a decade ago the 2006 report detailing the value of jazz in Britain has now been posted on the web at https://www.academia.edu/9709384/The_Value_of_Jazz_in_Britain_by_Mykaelll_Riley_and_Dave_Laing

THE VALUE OF JAZZ IN BRITAIN. Report commissioned by Jazz Services Ltd from Mykaell Riley and Dave Laing of the University of Westminster, with additional contributions from Catherine Loveday and Norton York. (Dceember 2006)

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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