Survey: Queen the band most want to perform with



Most people voted Queen as the band they would most like to perform with on stage
04 MARCH 2014

More than a third of UK employees daydream about a career in the music industry while sitting at their desks, according to new research.

Nearly half of the 2,000 people surveyed dream about performing on stage, being a roadie, writing hit songs or talent spotting the next big pop star.

The research, commissioned by music education group BIMM, found that 28% of women have fleeting thoughts of having a musical career while most people voted Queen as the band they would most like to perform with on stage, with Freddie Mercury being a bigger draw than The Arctic Monkeys, Oasis and The Rolling Stones combined.

Rather than fame being the reason for pursuing a career in the music industry, 43% of people surveyed said they simply wanted to follow their passion, while 21% said they did not see music as a proper job, 13% lacked access to relevant careers advice and 7% said they had been put off by a careers adviser.

But 23% of men said they would pursue a job in the music industry now if they had the opportunity to start their career again.

Vaseema Hamilton, BIMM principal, said: “At BIMM, we want to encourage people to believe in themselves and to believe that their creative and vocational dreams of working in music don’t need to remain unfulfilled.”