This year, more than any other, it is so important that you complete this survey.  The majority of questions refer to your 2019 income as this gives us a benchmark before the coronavirus took hold. 

We also ask some questions about your projected income for the first half of 2020.  Even if you have completed similar surveys, please complete this section as it helps us monitor the ever-changing situation.  You also have the opportunity to win a pair of Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones.

This survey should take about 9 minutes to complete.

All the questions are on a single page below, so we suggest you scroll down and take a look at what is being asked before commencing, so that you can gather together everything you need to complete the survey.   Please answer as many questions as you can.

All responses are anonymous, confidential and managed in accordance with GDPR legislation.  Responses will only be used in aggregated form (not individually).

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* 1. As a music creator, which of the following activities best reflects your main occupation in the music industry?

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* 2. If you are a performing musician, would you describe yourself as (select one option that best fits your work):

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* 3. As a music creator, how would you describe your work?

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* 4. If you are not a full-time music creator, would you like to be full-time?

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* 5. Do you have any of the following representing you?

Please tick more than one option as appropriate, or leave blank if you do not currently have any representation.

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* 6. What part of the UK do you live in?

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* 7. Do you have any other employment outside of the music industry?

For questions 8-12 please enter figures in full £ (e.g. £1,000 and not £1k) for the calendar year 2019.  If you only have this information available in financial years (e.g. April-April), insert the figure for the most recent financial year that is the closest match for calendar year 2019.

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* 8. How much did you earn from music in the UK in 2019 before tax?

Please enter your figure (no decimal points or commas) in full £ 

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* 9. How much did you earn from music outside the UK in 2019 before tax?

Please enter your figure (no decimal points or commas) in full £


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* 10. In comparison with 2018, please tick the box below that most closely represents your 2019 music earnings:

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* 11. Of your music earnings in 2019, please estimate how much came from:

Please enter your figure (no decimal points or commas) in full £

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* 12. How much did you spend in 2019 on:

Please enter your figure (no decimal points or commas) in full £

Questions 13-15 support ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus situation.

When answering these questions please think about your total income for the first six months of 2020 (i.e. 1 January-30 June only) covering all your music related activities (a total of the activities detailed in Q11 above).

This can be an approximate, so please give us your best estimate based on the financial information you have available.

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* 13. Before the coronavirus outbreak, what was your gross projected income* before tax for the first six months of 2020, for: 

*Projected income should include all income you anticipated based on firm offers across all areas of activity. For live shows, include confirmed fees/ guarantees, likely overages/ settlements/ door split income and also projected merchandise income (including physical recorded music items).


Please enter your figure (no decimal points or commas) in full £

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* 14. What is your revised gross projected income for the first six months of 2020, once you have deducted income from all cancelled engagements and offers of work** that have now been withdrawn, for:

Please take account of lost income you anticipated across all activities.  For live shows, take account of lost fees, guarantees and likely overages/settlements and/or door split income and also projected merchandise income (including physical recorded music items).


Please enter your figure (no decimal points or commas) in full £

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* 15. Thinking about cancelled work during the first six months of 2020, what are the total directly attributable costs that you have actually incurred and that cannot be refunded, cancelled or otherwise mitigated (e.g. putting purchased goods or services to another use) for:


Please enter your figure (no decimal points or commas) in full £

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* 16. Have you ever received financial support from family or friends to support your professional career in the music industry (other than during education)?

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* 17. Will you require additional financial support directly as an impact of the coronavirus on your professional career in the music industry?

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* 18. Over the past 12 months, have you undertaken unpaid work as a means to further your career?

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* 19. Do you regularly pay into a pension scheme?

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* 20. Please tick those organisations of which you are a member:

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* 21. How did you hear about this survey?

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* 22. OPTIONAL: Please provide your email address if you would like to enter in to the competition to win a pair of Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones . UK Music will only use this to communicate with you in relation to this survey.

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