The Survey

Data collection and sector monitoring has been one of Live DMA’s first major projects. Since 2013, we collect data and analyze the situation of live music venues and clubs in several European countries. 

Developing our own methodology is a strong asset: we build a trustful relationship with the venues and clubs taking part in this project by analyzing their needs and building then the necessary support structures. 

Our members are active participants in this project as they collect and produce the data. After collecting the data on national and regional levels, we are then able to analyze the situation of venues and clubs on a European level with a set of key indicators. This also leads to the possibility to understand the diversity of live music venues and clubs in different countries. 

Survey Report – Data 2017

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This Survey Report was written in 2019 and published in January 2020. 


In 2017, Live DMA represented 2600 music venues in 14 European regions. This study shows the results of the data collected on the venues’ and clubs’ activities in 2017, that was carried out from September 2018 until May 2019, with addition of data 2016 of LiveKomm and PETZI venues, to complete the 2017 data.

The same 25 questions were sent to 1943 music venues of 14 different networks in 11 countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and UK. Data of 604 venues were collected (31% response), which are in this study extrapolated to totals per Live DMA member and to all 2597 music venues within the Live DMA network.