In 2017, the MDO commissioned local economic research consultancy EconSearch to undertake a comprehensive piece of research on the music industry supply chain.

This is the first time that the full music supply chain in South Australia, including song-writing, retail, manufacturing, recording studios, dedicated music media, education, as well as live music gigs and festivals has been analysed. 

The report has found that  South Australia’s music scene contributed $375 million to the economy in 2015/16, and the music industry generates employment of 6,300 South Australians.

The full report can be viewed here:

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