Music tourism boosts UK economy; generates £2.2bn, 24,000 jobs
“This is our baby” When VH-1 premieres “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” on October 21, a new generation of potential fans will learn about the groundbreaking trio. Chilli and T-Boz were closely involved from start to finish in developing the script, casting and preparing the actors, Chilli said. “This is our baby.” T-Boz brings reality to TV Actress-singer Keke Palmer plays Chilli, rapper Lil’ Mama portrays Left Eye and Drew Sidora is T-Boz. “We basically took them under our wings and we shared a lot of stories with them,” Chilli said. “We spent a lot of time with them, and they were very observant when it came to looking at how Tionne and I interact with each other, the chemistry that we naturally have.” “We spent more time with Lil’ Mama, since Lisa was not here,” Chilli said. “So we really had to spend more time with her. She looked at a lot of video footage. She did a lot of research.” The film includes sequences with Lil’ Mama that closely echo the VH-1 documentary “Last Days of Left Eye.” “We’re really proud with how she portrayed Lisa, and I know Lisa would be very happy and I know her family would be very happy as well,” Chilli said. Lil’ Mama may join TLC Lil’ Mama may be on stage singing Left Eye’s parts when TLC tours to promote a new album set for release next year, they said. “For sure, we’re talking and thinking about it when we go on tour,” Chilli said. She performed with Chilli and T-Boz this summer several times, including at Drake’s OVO Festival in Toronto. The group is keeping details about next year’s album — their first in a decade — a secret, other than to say it will have a lot of featured artists, including Lady Gaga. “We have some other surprises,” Chilli said. Fans can already hear a new TLC single — “Meant to Be” — that they recorded with Ne-Yo.
“Having a bachelor’s of music is one more notch in the belt for UTPB,” Guerrero said. Hohstadt said the program has a snowball’s momentum, with a trifecta of an explanation to support that statement. Firstly, the administration is gifted, Hohstadt said. Keast has a penchant for “creative administration,” Hohstadt said. “There’s no sitting on your laurels. You must work hard for everything you get. He’s a natural. It’s one of the reasons we’ve grown so quickly,” Hohstadt said. Secondly, Wagner No l is one of the finest performing arts centers in the world, and the music department is attached. Chairs of the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale are actually the instructors for music students. “A ready-made faculty, so inch by inch we can grow our own.
Music to their ears
The Wish You Were Here report prepared by UK Music and VisitBritain underscores the potential of music to fuel tourism throughout the country. Music tourism provides a boost to the UK economy, including at least 24,000 jobs each year, it said. According to the report, direct spending by UK and overseas music tourists, including buying tickets and paying for transport and accommodation, was worth 1.3 billion last year. Further indirect music tourism spending additional spending along the supply chain generated by music tourists added a further 914 million, making a total of 2.2 billion. VisitBritain chief executive, Sandie Dawe, said: This report confirms that the UKs music scene has significant international appeal and that music tourists spend lots of money and travel across the whole of Britain. This will act as a catalyst for us all to ramp up our activity and forge better relationships with festival organisers, promoters, venues and producers to raise awareness of our amazing music scene across the world. UK Music CEO, Jo Dipple, said: Its clear our music industry is doing a great job for the British economy, encouraging 6.5 million tourists who generated 2.2 billion last year. Music tourism created over 24,000 jobs. Just think what we might achieve with policies that specifically target the music tourist in this country and abroad? Our opportunities are limitless. Consider the record demand for Glastonbury 2014. The love of music is a powerful driver for growth. The UK government and ministers have previously acknowledged the music industrys potential for attracting overseas visitors to events such as Glastonbury and Bestival. Culture minister, Ed Vaizey MP, said: Music is without question an essential element of Britains tourism appeal, and it is this ability of the UKs music industry to attract tourists from near and far to our shores that is celebrated in this report. The huge financial contribution to the UK economy by the millions of music tourists to the UK annually makes it very clear that when combined, the music and tourism industries are powerful drivers for growth, Vaizey added. 0saves If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader. About the author Travel News UK provides coverage of all the major travel stories from around the world with a reliable, up-to-date service.