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Creative Industries – Sector Research


Alison Williams

According to the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport, The Creative Industries consists of 12 creative sectors, which are:

  1. Advertising
  2. Architecture
  3. Arts and antique markets
  4. Crafts
  5. Design
  6. Designer fashion
  7. Film, video and photography
  8. Software, computer games and electronic publishing
  9. Music and the visual and performing arts
  10. Publishing
  11. Television
  12. Radio

Overall there are over 2 million people employed within the Creative Industries, and they contribute 6% of GDP and are worth £8 Million an hour – £71.4 billion per year – to the UK economy.

Examples of Sectors:

The Television sector consists of broadcasters who are licensed by the government to broadcast on assigned channels. The sector provides everything from information to entertainment through visual/audio media. Some examples are:

  • News channels
  • Dramas
  • Comedy shows
  • Documentaries
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows

Example of a Television Sector Organisation: BBC

The Film sector consists of institutions (both technological and commercial)  of film making…

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How the startup world is changing publishing for good

An interesting look at the new and the old as it relates to publishing…


By Sam Wilks

Since the launch of the Kindle in 2007, e-books have been steadily gaining popularity and while discussions on tech and literature typically involve a debate on their ubiquity, the software world has had a much wider impact on literature than many are aware of. As an author, there are now a multitude of ways to distribute and market your book, many of which bypass the traditional publishing model in favor of one of many options that are heavily influenced by the tech world.

As a reader you can crowdfund your favourite author’s new book, read on almost any device, from the old-fashioned paper one to your iPad and buy books from a wide range of sources.

When e-books were first published, it was assumed that they would eventually replace print books all together. Instead, e-books sales have stagnated and although there is certainly still time for their…

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