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Although the individual performance of each company differed, the combined earnings for the featured promoters in the live music sector have shown positive overall growth in 2017, with combined revenue for the six set to top $11bn.


  • In revenue terms, Live Nation Entertainment is the biggest live music promoter in the world.
  • At average local-currency-to-dollar exchange rates, half of the six featured promoters experienced a year-on-year decline in revenue in the first nine months of this year: Japanese promoter Avex, CIE of Mexico, and T4F of Brazil.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the state of the global live music industry.
  • Details all measures of live music performance that are available.

Key questions answered

  • What is the value of global live music ticket sales this year, and by how much is the value expected to rise next year?
  • Which of the publicly listed live music promoters has registered the biggest share price rise this year?

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  • Summary
  • Measuring the performance of the live music sector
  • Consumer spending on live music ticket sales
  • Mixed results for the other corporate promoters


  • Author

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