80% Experience Emotional and Mental Health Benefits at Electronic Music Events: Study

The electronic music scene continues to be a powerhouse of cultural and economic significance, demonstrating both resilience and innovation, so says this year’s annual report from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).

The macroeconomic picture for nightlife in the UK remained mixed as the industry faced challenges including a 6% dip in economic impact to £2.5 billion and the loss of 31 nightclubs last year, including London’s Printworks, among other iconic venues.

However, it was far from doom and gloom as the industry also saw a 7% increase in festival attendance, totaling 2.7 million attendees. Notably, electronic music now commands 10.6% of UK singles revenue, a slight increase from the previous year.

However, the marquee highlight came out of the organization’s survey of dance music’s engagement, culture and connections. A resounding 80% of attendees reported having experienced a positive impact on their mental well-being as a result of electronic music events. In fact, dance music’s sense of community is more than perceived—75% of respondents claimed they feel a sense of belonging within the broader artistic movement and 98% of respondents acknowledged they feel a sense of comfort and safety at club events.

Available now free for download, this year’s NTIA report not only underscores the significant economic contributions and cultural resonance of electronic music, but also the urgent need for supportive measures to sustain its growth amid a constant state of evolution. You can read the full report here.

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