observation & figures

On this page, you can find facts, figures and information on specific topics and on specific regions and countries.

European venues and clubs in survival mode – Key Numbers

This short report gives an overview on the impact of Covid-19 on 2,600 live music venues and clubs represented by Live DMA and its members. It includes key numbers on number of events, artist performances, audience visits, and loss of income in 2020. The report also explains how venues...

VAT in the European Live Music Sector

The Value Added Tax, or VAT, in the European Union is a general, broadly based consumption tax assessed on the value added to goods and services. This article presents: An overview of VAT rates in 14 countries part of the Live DMA network; A slides presentation of national campaigns...

Amateur Practices of Popular Music in France – A Study by FEDELIMA

According to a governmental study on the cultural practices of the French population, music is the first art practiced by French people. The practice of music is a cultural expression that enables people to become cultural actors and not only consumers. In that sense, the practice of music is...

Volunteers in European Live Music Scenes

Volunteers are a huge part of the culture and functionning of live music scenes in Europe. Whether it is an activity that you start to meet new people, as an commitment to your local community and/or to get a foothold on the live music sector, the reasons to volunteer...

Club Culture Berlin: Facts & Figures

Clubcommission, the network of clubs in Berlin, has released their study on Club Culture. Follow the link below to consult the study and find out what is a club, data on the three dimensions of club culture (economic, social and aesthetic) as well as on the Berlin Club-goers. They...