LiveFIN – Overview of figures & facts

LiveFIN represents 24 music venues in Finland. Together the venues present well over 16,000 artist performances per year, which attract over 2.3 million visits. Also 40% of the music venues organise festivals.

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

LiveFIN – Diversity of Functions – The Survey Publication 2020

LiveFIN – Legal Status – The Survey Publication 2020

LiveFIN music venues are a mix of 20% public non-profit venues, 30% private non-profit venues, and 50% private commercial venues. Music venues with different legal status have different business models, but looking at all LiveFIN venues, we notice a very low share of government support (1% subsidy) also for the non-profit venues, comparing to other European regions. LiveFIN venues rely heavily on audience spendings (86%) on tickets, food and beverages. In total, the LiveFIN venues generate an income of well over 30 million euro. The money is mostly spent to cover the costs of the music programme (40%), workers (33%) and accommodation (18%).

LiveFIN – Income – The Survey Publication 2020
LiveFIN – Expenditure – The Survey Publication 2020

In Finland volunteers are very important for the daily practices in the venue, especially for smaller venues. Of the 1,600 total workers in the LiveFIN venues, almost 900 are volunteers. In total 40% of all workers are female.


To learn more about these venues visit and/or contact LiveFIN Survey coordinator Maarit Kinnunen, maarit[@]

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Overview LiveFIN venues

Based on the data (year 2017) of 10 LiveFIN music venues, collected during 2018 and 2019, and extrapolated to data of 24 music venues part of LiveFIN and Live DMA in 2017.