Britain's music industry contributed £4.1bn to the UK economy in 2014, helped along by the global success of stars such as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith – the voice behind the song for new James Bond film Spectre.
More than three million Brits are set to get creative during the festive period and sell handmade goods for Christmas, which is set to generate sales of £376m.
Soon-to-launch music streaming device Electric Jukebox has the backing of the British government, international celebrities and corporate giants – but attempting such a venture without a decade in the industry would have been hopeless, company founder Rob Lewis told Real Business.
The MOBO Organisation, which was launched by Kanya King in 1996 to promote musical diversity, has introduced a new Fellowship programme to encourage more opportunities for talent from diverse backgrounds across the creative industries with mentoring and more.
We are a creative and digital leader, but our firms don't have enough awareness about IP.
London mayor Boris Johnson has invested £285,000 into 20 community projects that capture the “creativity and enterprise of Londoners”, including a campaign to transform an old Peckham railway into a park.
London's Silicon Roundabout area in Shoreditch is the dominant spot for tech and creative firms, with the businesses bunched eight times more densely than those in closest rival Manchester. So how do the other UK digital communities measure up?
Specialist retailer Majestic Wine’s announcement earlier this week that it was launching a “Text for Wine” service through its Naked Wines online service should be cheered for a couple of reasons.
There is, of course, no way of guaranteeing that a funding application will be successful, but there are a number of strategies that you could adopt to help improve your chances of success.
The UK's creative industry is booming as Pinewood, the studio where latest James Bond film Spectre and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron were filmed, is “unable to meet all the demand from large films”.
It's likely that at some point in your career, you've dreamt about the day you could tell your boss to shove it. As such, we've rounded up ten of the most controversial resignations of recent years, some of which were particularly bright – while others were destined to backfire.
Crowdfunding, the increasingly popular alternative finance model, continues to support all business sectors. The latest demonstration of this has seen independent filmmaker Sarah Lewis harness the channel to make a movie on Soho-based hair salon We Are Cuts, famed for styling stars including David Bowie.