Lobbying Group Wants Money

A leading business group wants the UK government to do more to help the nation’s music business.

The Confederation of British Industry believes politicians could help artists double their U.S. album sales by 2025.

In 2013 Adele and One Direction helped UK acts account for 13.7 percent of the U.S. market.

The CBI reckons the government could make that figure soar if it tackled music piracy and boosted funding.

In its “Creative Nation” report published Jan. 9, it also called for support for Britain’s filmmakers, fashion designers and video game developers.

The UK creative sector is worth £36 billion and employs 1.5 million people.