Results from the Melbourne Live Music Census 2017, which analyzes different factors contributing to Melbourne's live music scene, has determined that Melbourne is indeed the live music capital of the world.
The Census which addresses all kinds of factors contributing to the state of Melbourne's live music climate includes the health of the industry, economic generation, patron attendance and safety, in addition to the number of active venues, part-time jobs and career opportunities created.
- The annual audience for Melbourne's live music scene (17.5 million) is nearly three times the amount for all major sports games in Melbourne combined (6.5 million). Take that, AFL!
- Melbourne has more live music venues per capita than any other city in the world. Melbourne has one music venue per 9,503 residents. By comparison, London has one per 34,350 residents and New York has one per 18,554 residents.
- Live music in Melbourne generated $1.4 billion in 2017, a 16% increases since the last time the census was conducted in 2012.
- More music fans listen to community radio stations Triple RRR and PBS than commercial stations. This happens in no other major city in the world.
- 55% of music venues reported an increase in punters with such locations like The Tote, Max Watt's and the Corner Hotel (right next door to us!) have seen their audience increase in the past year.
Check out some more of the statistics here: