Economic Studies of Music and Nightlife

Quantifying the value of the music and nightlife industries is a new specialization in the field of economic impact studies. Studies conducted to date have provided clear insights on music and nightlife as legitimate economic industries by illuminating the number of businesses, employees and economic contributions generated.

Note: We advise you not to consider the studies listed below as “comparing apples to apples” due to the differing scope and methodologies used. We suggest you start with the “Best Practices for Economic Studies of Nightlife” for an overview prior to diving into each city’s analysis.