Tom Walker to star as UK Music launch major new report on the health of the music industry11 November 2019 - Press release
Tom Walker will headline the launch party for UK Music’s revealing new report on the state of the UK music industry which will be unveiled on November 20.
The singer-songwriter, whose hits include ‘Leave a Light On' and 'Just You and I’, will play a short set before a specially invited audience.
After a highly successful UK headline tour in April and a summer of festival sets, Tom is on a sold-out UK headline tour which kicked off at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
The event in central London is timed to coincide with the launch on November 20 of UK Music’s brand new report - Music By Numbers 2019.
The report builds on the research documented in UK Music’s forerunner reports Measuring Music and Wish You Were Here. The data collected in those reports has now been expanded and combined into our new Music By Numbers report.
The launch event will also showcase an emerging British artist courtesy of BBC Music Introducing, in line with their commitment to supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar musicians across the UK. The performance will highlight the importance of nurturing the music industry’s talent pipeline to produce the stars of the future.
Tom Walker said:
“It’s fantastic to be part of an event that showcases the best of British talent to the rest of world.
“The UK has some amazing artists, songwriters and creators and we should be doing everything we can to nurture and encourage people to forge a career in the music industry.”
UK Music CEO Michael Dugher said:
“I’m delighted that the phenomenally talented Tom Walker has agreed to headline the launch of our inaugural Music By Numbers report. It’s a real coup.
“Tom Walker, a number one selling artist in 2019 and a truly global sensation, epitomises the very best of British talent today which makes the UK music industry such a success across the world and one of our finest export success stories.
“This event and our report will help showcase that talent, but also give us the chance to talk about our talent pipeline to ensure that kids from all backgrounds get a chance to do music and that we create the next generation of stars.”