For the first time, this survey quantifies the global economic and social contribution of this important sector. The study analyses 11 Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) sectors: advertising, architecture, books, gaming, movies, music, newspapers/magazines, performing arts, radio, television and visual arts. The top three employers are visual arts (6.73m), books (3.67m) and music (3.98m).
Sectors by revenues (US$ bn) Number of jobs (in ‘000)
I was given the opportunity to try to enrich the soul of those who listened (my music). The culture of music is precious for the entire human race. We must maintain an environment in which creators can devote themselves to the act of creation.Isao Tomita, Musician - Japan
Digital distribution represent a remarkable opportunity for creators and listeners if those who create the content are allowed to share the value their work is generating.Peter Gabriel, Musician - UK
Culture is not only entertainment, for partying, but it is also preserving our roots. Cultural diversity constitutes the legacy given to us.Carlhinos Brown, Musician - Brazil
As a composer my professional life relies on a favourable environment for creation. Author’s rights collective management give us some stability.Laurent PetitGirard, Composer - France
Art can be used to change entrenched mind-sets.Christian Furr, Visual Artist - UK
The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers is the world’s leading network of authors’ societies. We protect the rights and promote the interests of creators worldwide.
With 230 member societies in 120 countries, CISAC represents four million creators from all geographic areas and artistic repertoires. It is presided over by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre and the organisation’s four vice-presidents: Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo, Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, Indian poet, scriptwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar and Argentinian film director Marcelo Piñeyro.
Founded in 1926, CISAC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in France and regional offices in Africa (Burkina Faso), Latin America (Chile), Asia-Pacific (China) and Europe (Hungary).
The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945.
UNESCO has 195 Members and eight Associate Members. It is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board. The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the decisions of these two bodies.
The Organization has more than 50 field offices around the world. Its headquarters are located at Place de Fontenoy in Paris, France, in in an outstanding, Modernist building inaugurated in 1958 and recently renovated.
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