ACCES – overview of figures & facts

ACCES represents 110 music venues in Spain, excluding the regions of Catalonia and the Basque Country, which are represented by Live DMA members ASACC and Kultura Live. ACCES music venues have a median of 265 audience capacity, so are generally small. Together the venues present around 18,000 artist performances per year, which attract well over 2.8 million visits. Also 65% of the music venues organise festivals.

The venues do much more than live music alone, and are also involved in educational, social, artistic, culinary, and multi-disciplinary activities, such as:

ACCES – Diversity of functions – The Survey Publication 2020

ACCES – Legal status – The Survey Publication 2020

ACCES music venues are for 90% private commercial venues, with a total income of well over 28 million euro. Subsidy is only 2% of the total income of all venues. The venues generate most income from the audience (93%). This money is mostly spent to cover the costs of the music programme, workers and accommodation:

ACCES – Income – The Survey Publication 2020
ACCES – Expenditure – The Survey Publication 2020

The share of volunteers is very low in Spanish music venues (2% of the total workforce). Of the 1,600 total workers in ACCES venues, 1,500 are paid workers. In total 41% of the workers are female.

ACCES – Share of Paid and Volunteers Work(ers) – The Survey Publication 2020


To learn more about these venues visit and/or contact ACCES Survey coordinator Elda Gómez (elda.gomez[@]

6 questions to Elda Gómez, ACCES survey coordinator

Download the Overview

Overview ACCES venues

Based on the data (year 2017) of 31 ACCES music venues, collected during 2018, and extrapolated to data of 110 music venues part of ACCES and Live DMA in 2017.