Connect with us

Hi,what are you looking for?

Metal Science

Study: About a Third of UK Musicians Considering Abandoning Careers During COVID-19 Pandemic

47% musicians have also been forced to look for work outside them music industry.

The UK's Musicians' Union recently ran their third poll since the COVID-19 pandemic hit asking if musicians were, given the current circumstances, considering abandoning their careers. The first poll revealed 19% of musicians were considering calling it a day. Now on the third poll, that number has risen to 34%.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

According to the union, the poll also revealed the following:

  • 47% musicians have been forced to look for work outside them music industry
  • 70% are unable to undertake more than a quarter of their usual work
  • 36% musicians do not have any work at all

Frankly, it's surprising we haven't seen more bands call it a day due to the pandemic. Though Anathema recently went on indefinite hiatus for this exact reason, so maybe it's just starting to happen?

It should be noted that the UK's Musicians' Union did not reveal how many participants were a part of each of the polls. Read more on the union's website here.

You May Also Like


The music industry has felt the wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. From touring musicians to roadies, producers and lighting-techs, each and...

Latest News

Socially distanced shows? Hell no, we're going for bubbles now!

It's Just Business

New York venues won't get clearance for any sort of large gatherings for a long time, metal concerts or otherwise.

It's Just Business

An additional 30.6% feel that concerts won't be back at full capacity until 2022.