A recent study by Live Performance Australia shows Australia's live performance industry contributes $1.2 billion to the Australian economy. Almost 1/2 is down to box office receipts, 28.9% to corporate sponsorhip and 17.6% to government funding. Contemporary Music is the highest sector contributing almost 1/3 ($830.9 million) to the total.
The live scene employs 34,000 compared to the film/video sector which employs 20,000.
The study was based on 2012 figures and prepared by accountants EY (formerly Ernst & Young).