The UK music industry is amongst the most influential, commercially and critically successful of any in the world. It has set global music trends for decades by pioneering successive waves of different musical styles – from mod, rhythm and blues, progressive rock, glam and heavy metal. Helped by our diverse, cosmopolitan population, the UK is now at the forefront of the latest global trends in music.
Ourmusicians continue to define new musical genres – dubstep and grime have recently joined other UK-coined genres from the past like punk, electronic dance music, rave and trip hop. The UK music industry is also at the forefront of finding new and innovative ways to distribute and market music in the digital age – taking advantage of the UK’s position as the start-up capital of Europe and a global centre for technology.