Takings for UK talent have risen by £20 million in a year
British musicians are earning £20 million more from their royalties than last year.
Homegrown talent earned £139.6 million overseas in 2008 – compared to £121.2 million in 2007.
The PRS for Music, formerly known as the Performing Rights Society, said big UK bands touring internationally increased the income.
According to BBC News four of last year’s globally biggest selling albums were British artists.
America is the biggest earning foreign territory for UK acts, with Germany second and France third.