Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Which Country Spends The Most Money On Music (A Surprising Study!)

Thanks to advances in modern technology, there's never been a better time to be an independent musician. 

Bands around the world can now record music in their basement, sell it on iTunes, and scan social networks like Facebook to find places to play. 

Thanks to these tools for aspiring bands, touring has never been easier.

After completing a few domestic tours, aspiring bands often set their targets on touring overseas. It's a common dream among musicians to get to tour internationally. It's an amazing experience to get to play to a whole new audience in a different country and be known as an "international touring band."

With most U.S. bands, the first place that comes to mind when touring overseas is Europe. It makes sense: You can hit a bunch of markets on a single tour, Europe is relatively easy to travel around in, and Europe has a demand for American music, as well as many other benefits. 

But which country spends the MOST money on music?  The results may surprise you.

Which country buys the most song downloads, concert tickets, and merchandise? 

Wouldn't it be a HUGE help to your international tour plan to know who's spending the most on music? 

Well you've come to the right place my friend, because I have a treat for you:

Below are the Top 20 Countries Who Spend The Most On Music:









#CountryMusic Sales ShareShare of World Market Value
1USA37–40%30–35%
2Japan9–12%16–19%
3UK7–9%6.4–9.1%
4Germany7–8%6.4–5.3%
5France4.5–5.5%5.4–6.3%
6Canada2.6–3.3%1.9–2.8%
7Australia1.5–1.8%1.5–2.0%
8Brazil2.0–3.8%1.1–3.1%
9Italy1.7–2.0%1.5–2.0%
10Spain1.7–2.3%1.4–1.8%
11Netherlands1.2–1.8%1.3–1.8%
12Mexico2.1–4.6%0.8–1.8%
13Belgium0.7–0.8%0.8–1.2%
14Switzerland0.75–0.9%0.8–1.1%
15Austria0.5–0.7%0.8–1.0%
17Russia2.0–2.9%0.5–1.4%
18Taiwan0.9–1.6%0.5–1.1%
19Argentina0.5–0.7%0.5–1.0%
20Denmark0.45–0.65%0.5–0.8%





















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