International Music Markets

This page provides information on international music markets, especially in European countries such as Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and Slovenia, as well as providing publications and scene overviews. Please feel to contact us personally if you have questions that are not answered here – we look forward to helping you personally.

PUBLICATIONS ON CULTURAL LIFE IN EUROPE

Music Mobility Funding Guide – Focus on Europe

We’re pleased to present the Music Mobility Funding Guide, a publication put together by On the Move and Music Export Poland – a great new resource to help artists and music professionals finance cross-border travel in Europe and internationally. Whether you’re an artist heading out on tour or a professional looking to fund research and development projects, this guide is a useful reference document to identify funding to support the mobility of music in Europe.

Music Mobility Funding Guide – Focus on Europe (PDF)

Jazz in Europe

A study by the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) on the jazz scene in Europe 2016 provides a good insight into the “state-of-the-art” of this music sector. Article offers information on income and expense, sorted by categories, number of visitors, staff numbers (employed / freelance), numbers on events and locations.

Rhythm Changes

Rhythm Changes is an online jazz research portal for European jazz researchers.

Project publications and papers

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Rhythm Changes (2013): Historical Overviews of Five Partner Countries (PDF)
Rhythm Changes (2013): Statistical Overviews of Five Partner Countries (PDF)
mica – music austria provided facts and figures on musicians, jazz orchestras, festivals, platforms, promotors, venues, labels and funding in Austria.

Music Scene Portraits

Music in New York City

Economic Impact, Trends and Opportunities
Music in New York City (PDF)

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES

Belgium

BELGIUM

The website of the Music Information Center Flanders Music Centers offers detailed information on musical life, organizations and publications of all genres from the Flemish part of Belgium. The website of Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques offers information on the Walloon part of Belgium.

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Canada

CANADA

The Canada Music Industry Market Report, first published in 2019, has been updated in 2021-22 and offers an overview of the Canadian music market.

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China

CHINA

The China Music Industry Market Report contains information drawn from desk research and interviews conducted in the spring of 2022 and from a 2018 market study conducted by KEA European Affairs. The report offers an overview of the Chinese music market and ecosystem for people seeking to better understand how to export music to China.

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Croatia

CROATIA

Especially since joining the European Union, new perspectives in the music scene have opened up in Croatia, including numerous summer festivals. Music in Croatia is a 2014 report on the Croatian music industry.

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Czech Republic

CZECH REPUBLIC

The Czech Republic Market Profile offers an overview of the country and its music market.

Estonia

ESTONIA

The Estonia Music Market Profile offers an overview of the country and its music market.

France

FRANCE

The website of the French Center for Contemporary Music Documentation Centre de Documentation de la Musique Contemporaine (CDMC) ) offers information on festivals, composers, ensembles, publishers, institutions – yet only in the fields of classical and contemporary music. With a login for professionals the Bureau Export offers access to more Information.

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Germany

GERMANY

The German Music Information Center (MIZ) offers detailed contacts, publications, papers and statistics on all areas of German musical life.

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India

INDIA

Music Market Perspectives: India is a report stemming from the European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE) prospecting mission to India in 2023. It offers an overview of the current music business and opportunities for further development. Additional insight may be found in the Indian Music Industry Market Report, published in 2022.

Italy

ITALY

Focus on Italy – everything you need to know about the Italian music business: facts & figures on discography, live music, media, trends and much more, provided by Italia Music Export.

Latvia

LATVIA

The Latvia Music Market Profile offers an overview of the country and its music market.

Lithuania

LITHUANIA

The Lithuania Music Market Profile offers an overview of the country and its music market.

Mexico

MEXICO

The Mexican Music Industry Market Report (2023) offers an overview of the Mexican music market, including live music, network, booking, and marketing. Additional insight may be found in the 2021 webinar “The Mexican Music Market“, a co-presentation of Aussenwirtschaft Austria and Austrian Music Export for the “Around the World” series.

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Austrian Cultural Forum Mexico

Netherlands

NETHERLANDS

In recent years, Dutch dance music has achieved worldwide success and became an export hit. Each year, music schools like the Rockacademie in Tilburg, Codarts in Rotterdam, the Amsterdam Conservatory, ARTez in Enschede and the Minerva Academy for Pop Culture in Leeuwarden bring forth new talents.

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Poland

POLAND

The Polish Music Information Centre (POLMIC) provides detailed information on composers, orchestras and ensembles, institutions, publishers, educational institutions, media, festivals, conferences and publications in the fields of classical music and new music.

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Musik in Polen (PDF – German only)

Slovenia

SLOVENIA

On the website of the Slovenian Music Information Center SIGIC you will find detailed information on musical life and music organizations of all genres from Slovenia.

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South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA

An overview of the South African music market, including networking, booking, marketing, and the recording industry, can be found in the South Africa Music Industry Market Report (2021-22).
The 2021 webinar The South African Music Market (co-produced by Aussenwirtschaft Austria and Austrian Music Export for the “Around the World” webinar series) also offers an overview of the South African music market.

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Switzerland

SWITZERLAND

The music information portal music.ch with its Swiss Music Directory offers detailed information on composers, orchestras and ensembles, institutions, publishers, educational institutions, media, festivals.

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Ukraine

UKRAINE

“Study of the Music Market of Ukraine and Its Prospects in the International Economy” by Soundbuzz with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation

English Version: https://soundbuzz.com.ua/en/musicmarketua-en

Download (PDF): https://soundbuzz.com.ua

United states

UNITED STATES

The USA Music Industry Market Report, originally published in 2019 and updated in 2021-22, offers an overview of the gigantic US music ecosystem, as well as offering some cultural, demographic and geographical background.

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