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UK Export Handbook 1
EUROPEAN MUSIC PLATFORM
UK EXPORT HANDBOOK 
Prepared for the European Music Platformby IMPALA -
Independent Music Companies Association
 
UK Export Handbook 2
INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................................6
I) GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE COUNTRY
.....................................................................6
Geographical and historical overview.............................................................7Population
....................................................................................
7Leisure habits.........................................................................................7Internet................................................................................................8Broadband.............................................................................................8Cultural policy........................................................................................8
II) THE PHONOGRAPHIC MARKET
...................................................................................................9
1) Music market 9
- Global and national position
............................................................................................................... 9
- Music genres
........................................................................................................................................ 11
- Music buyers
........................................................................................................................................ 14
- New music formats
Internet, mobile, DVD
.................................................................................. 15
- Internet
................................................................................................................................................ 15
- Mobile
................................................................................................................................................... 16
- Piracy
.................................................................................................................................................... 17
2) Record Companies
................................................................................................................. 18
3.Distribution and retail 21
- Overview to selling records in the UK
............................................................................................. 21
- Distribution, import, wholesale
....................................................................................................... 22
- Retail
.................................................................................................................................................... 23
4) Publishing
................................................................................................................................ 27
5) Media 28
- Press
...................................................................................................................................................... 28
- Radio
..................................................................................................................................................... 29
- TV
30
- Media advertising
................................................................................................................................ 32
6) Live/touring/clubs 327. Sales certifications and awards
......................................................................................... 33
8. Trade Fairs 349. Trade organisations and institutions
................................................................................ 34
 
UK Export Handbook 3
III) MUSIC GENRES
..................................................................................................................37
POP
37
1) Situation of the music genre
.......................................................................................................... 37
2) Majors
................................................................................................................................................. 37
3) Independent labels
........................................................................................................................... 37
4) Publishers
........................................................................................................................................... 41
5) Distributors
........................................................................................................................................ 42
6) Retailers
............................................................................................................................................. 42
7) Clubs
................................................................................................................................................... 43
8) Festivals
............................................................................................................................................. 43
9) Managers
............................................................................................................................................ 43
10) Bookers/Promoters
........................................................................................................................ 43
11) Specialized media (press, radio, TV)
.......................................................................................... 44
Rock 45
1)Situation of the music genre
........................................................................................................... 45
2) Majors
................................................................................................................................................. 45
3) Independent labels
........................................................................................................................... 45
4) Publishers
........................................................................................................................................... 48
5) Distributors
........................................................................................................................................ 49
6) Retailers
............................................................................................................................................. 50
7) Clubs
................................................................................................................................................... 50
8) Festivals
............................................................................................................................................. 50
9) Managers
............................................................................................................................................ 50
10) Bookers/Promoters
........................................................................................................................ 51
11) Specialized media (press, radio, TV)
.......................................................................................... 51
Electronic-Dance 52
1) Situation of the music genre
.......................................................................................................... 52
2) Majors
................................................................................................................................................. 52
3) Independent labels
........................................................................................................................... 52
4) Publishers
........................................................................................................................................... 56
5) Distributors
........................................................................................................................................ 57
6) Retailers
............................................................................................................................................. 57
7) Clubs
................................................................................................................................................... 57
8) Festivals
............................................................................................................................................. 58
9) Managers
............................................................................................................................................ 58
10) Bookers/Promoters
........................................................................................................................ 58
11) Specialized media (press, radio, TV)
.......................................................................................... 58
Hip-Hop and R&B 60
1) Situation of the music genre
.......................................................................................................... 60
2) Majors
................................................................................................................................................. 60
3) Independent labels
........................................................................................................................... 60
4) Publishers
........................................................................................................................................... 63
5) Distributors
........................................................................................................................................ 64
6) Retailers
............................................................................................................................................. 64
7) Clubs
................................................................................................................................................... 64
8) Festivals
............................................................................................................................................. 64
9) Managers
............................................................................................................................................ 64
10) Bookers/Promoters
........................................................................................................................ 65
11) Specialized media (press, radio, TV)
......................................................................................... 65

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