asacc – overview of figures & facts

ASACC represents 69 music venues in Catalonia. They have a median of 150 audience capacity, so are generally small. Together the venues present well over 30,000 artist performances per year, which attract almost 4 million visits. Also 45% of the music venues organise festivals.

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

acass – Diversity of functions – The Survey Publication 2020

ASACC music venues are for 90% private commercial venues, with a total income of well over 67 million euro. Subsidy is only 3% of the total income of all venues. The venues generate most income from the audience (91%). This money is mostly spend to cover the costs of the music programme, workers and accommodation.

asacc – Income – The Survey Publication 2020
asacc – Expenditure – The Survey Publication 2020

The share of volunteers is very low in Catalonian music venues (1% of the total workforce). Of the 1,400 total workers in ASACC venues, 1,350 are paid workers.

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


To learn more about these venues visit and/or contact ASACC Survey coordinator Adriana Alcover, adriana[@]

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Overview asacc venues

Based on the data (year 2017) of 31 ASACC music venues, collected during 2018, and extrapolated to data of 69 music venues part of ASACC and Live DMA in 2017.