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

Since March 2020, most of the 2,600 live music venues and clubs represented by Live DMA and its members in 16 European countries are in survival mode. Due to government regulations, music venues and clubs had to cancel or reschedule all their events. Due to the current restrictions, apart...

6 questions to Elda G贸mez (ACCES – ES)

1) Can you please introduce yourself? “My name is Elda G贸mez, cultural manager who works for ACCES, the Spanish association of private concert venues. I have also been the ACCES survey coordinator since we started this project with Live DMA seven years ago.” 2) Who are the members of...

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 17 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...