Investment and Talent
Every year tech companies, universities and brands from all over the world connect with creators from the field of music, creativity and innovation thanks to festivals like Sónar.
Source: Music Technology Group (MTG), UPF, 2018
The music industry and festivals generate almost €80 million in Catalonia.
Source: ARA, 2017
Power of Attraction
Every year more than 50 music festivals are organised in the city and attract around 850,000 people.
Source: El Economista, 2016
International sources define Primavera Sound as the third best music festival in Europe, and Sónar as a pioneering electronic festival and a benchmark on the current scene.
Source: The Guardian, 2017
Barcelona’s cultural ecosystem combines modern concert halls with renowned institutions, innovative centres, theatres and art galleries.
Source: Meet Barcelona, Barcelona City Council
Barcelona has a vibrant ecosystem for live music, with over 130 venues hosting 12,000 concerts a year and attracting nearly two million spectators.
Source: ASACC – Associació de Sales de Concerts de Catalunya, 2018
Attractive Destination For The Audiovisual Sector
Each year, Barcelona welcomes more than 3,000 national and international productions, 526 of which are adverts and 175 music video clips.