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Music, Music Business/Arts Management: Business, Legal and Industry Databases for Music

Industry, Company & Country Databases

Business Start-up Information

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The Complete Business Reference Advisor (COBRA) contains practical information for starting up a small business in the UK. It is especially useful for niche sectors and market information in specific areas of the UK.

Music and Art Industry Statistics

The library subscribes to two resources containing information, reports and  relating to the music industry:

1. All about the music: Annual Review (formerly BPI Music market report) - An authoritative compilation of key information about the UK recorded music market.

2. IFPI Global music report - This report is split into two parts:

  • State of the Industry - An overview of developments in the recorded music sector in 2016, a look at the rise in streaming and the industry’s priorities.
  • Data and analysis - In-depth data for the recorded music market at national, regional and global level, including detailed national data for almost 50 markets. This section replaces the ‘Recording Industry in Numbers’ annual publication.

Both 'All about the music' and the 'Global music report' are kept on the library shelves with the books and are located at shelfmark  338.4778 In addition, the Global Music report is available online as a PDF. Click on the link below to access the 2018 Global Music Report. 

The following websites  contain useful statistics about the music and arts industry

Arts council 

CIC facts and figures

Arts funding statistics

Health and Safety Information at Music and other events

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'The Purple Guide to health safety and welfare at music and other events is an online handbook for event organisers written and produced by experts from the events industry and government. 

You will need to click on the Login button to continue to view and print the chapters of the guide, but you are not required to provide a further username and password.

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News Databases

Marketing case studies and best practice

World Advertising Research Centre (WARC) is a resource for those studying marketing in any industry, combining current new thinking and trends with best practice, and featuring access to over 6,000 award-winning case studies, in-depth trend analysis, and research reports.