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Live DMA Survey Report - Facts & Figures of live music venues in Europe is out!

We are happy to communicate the publication of the latest Live DMA Survey Report - Facts & Figures of live music venues in Europe that is available for download on the Live DMA website.

This document is the outcome of several months’ work, including the implication of 10 venues and national representative organizations from 8 different European countries. The report includes a selection of indicators and graphs that have been created on the base of information provided by the venues on their activities in 2015. 

With this report, Live DMA aims to give reliable insight and a concrete overview of the situation of grassroots venues in Europe.










Since 2011, Live DMA collects data to represent the venues on a European level and compare them on different scales: 

  • CULTURE: audience capacity, music activities, music performances and audience visits
  • WORK: paid staff, volunteers, interns and others in persons and full time jobs
  • FINANCE: programme costs, employment costs, housing costs, ticket sales, subsidies, food & beverages, total income, total expenses and financial result.

The data is collected by the individual Live DMA members, based on the same questionnaire. Questions and definitions are synchronized for all participating Live DMA members to create useable totals and average numbers. The survey is repeated every year with the aim to discover trends and developments. The results in this report are based on collected data in 2015 of 452 music venues in 8 different countries extrapolated to 2109 music venues as part of Live DMA in May 2017.

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