Music revenues from TV, movies and ads up to £20m

BPIMusic revenues from TV programmes, movies, adverts and video games rose by 6.4 percent in 2014, generating revenues of £20m, new BPI figures have revealed.

Sync revenues grew strongly in the TV, movie and advertising sectors increasing by 7.5 percent over the year.

British rockers Queen emerged as the most synced act of 2014 according to figures published by online information service

The news comes as a UK music industry trade mission embarks Los Angeles on a sync mission to source opportunities within the US film industry. More than 40 senior delegates from British companies including Ministry of Sound and Cooking Vinyl will meet this week with executives of Hollywood studios and ad agencies.

Recent figures revealed that in 2014, albums by British acts accounted for one in seven of all artist albums sold in the US.

Jane Dyball, acting CEO of the Music Publishers Association, said: ‘Sync licensing is a vital, growing, revenue stream for UK music publishers and is one of the reasons why our sector is leading the export of British music overseas.

‘This is particularly the case in the US where, for the past three years, 1 in 3 of Billboard’s Top 100 Year End albums have featured compositions by a British songwriter or composer.’

The sync mission will run 13-17 July 2015 at the iconic Capitol Tower building in the heart of Hollywood.