Creative participation in music by adults

Engagement in the music industry, with many involved as live performers

Most of those involved in music industry work are live performers. In 2007 over 250,000 people performed music live, and a further 80,000 worked in another music-related role. The radio sector involved over 100,000.

The growing numbers of unpaid performers suggests that engagement in music is strong – despite no growth in the number of professional musicians.