Infographic details how live music is big business

Moneytips concert infographicMuch research into consumer spending on music shows live concerts as the top recipient of dollars. For instance, Nielsen’s 2015 year-in-review showed that more than half of the money spent on music by an average U.S. adult went toward some form of live performance. A new infographic from Moneytips breaks down more detail about concert spending habits.

Based on its calculations, 52% of all money spent on music last year was spent on tickets to live events, including concerts, festivals, small live music sessions, and DJ events. Of the average $80 spent on all music by teenagers last year, $38 went toward live events. The 18-34 age group spent $163 on all music, including $104 for live music.

And for context, the infographic also shares the priciest tickets from last year. Andrea Bocelli topped the list with an average of cost $202.95 to see him live. Seeing the Rolling Stones runs an average of $174.50, while Celine Dion costs $163.44 and the Eagles are $159.76.

Anna Washenko


    • No, live events by people attending concerts in person using traditional tickets, a business controlled basically by two companies: Live Nation and AEG.

  1. Those prices listed are why my family very rarely goes to concerts. Too expensive.

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