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Swansea’s live music scene offers help to the local economy

A few days ago , a new enterprise opened on Swansea’s High Street . Located over a former furniture store, Swansea Music Art Dance is now in business. It’s an old warehouse that’s been transformed by an army of volunteers into a recording studio and rehearsal space run by director Stu Sumner Smith.

It’s just one of the projects that are part of the Swansea Creative Hub – best described as a cluster of musicians , actors and artists who are bringing their enthusiasm and vibrancy to the High Street.

Although it’s primarily about increasing the footfall to this district, it’s also about harnessing the undeniable draw of the live music scene to boost the local economy.

Statistics show that the UK last year was the second biggest exporter of live music in the world and that the industry was worth nearly two billion pounds to the economy. Amazingly, it’s also showing a nearly ten percent increase on last year.

I went along to find out more.





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