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 2015 

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This Survey Report was written in 2017 and published in January 2018. 


In 2017, Live DMA represented 2109 music venues in 13 countries. This study shows the results of the data collected on the venues’ and clubs’ activities in 2015. The collection was carried out from September 2016 to May 2017.

The same 23 questions were sent to 1100 music venues of 10 different networks in 8 countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Spain. Data of 452 venues was collected (41% response), which is in this study extrapolated to totals per Live DMA member and to all 2109 music venues within the Live DMA network.