Package: Spain’s music industry faces challenges from new taxes, laws

MADRID–The Spanish music industry has fallen on hard times. The government has raised the sales tax on tickets by almost 15 percent, driving down the number of people who attend live concerts. Bands on tour can’t make a profit due to falling ticket sales. Record labels, music stores and venues are all losing money as they fight against government regulations and the increasing rise of illegal music downloads. In the country’s capital, club owners, label workers and band members speak out against the problems they’re facing.

Story by Marco White // MADRID--Due to issues such as government regulations, the low income rate of Spanish citizens and the popularity of pirating music online, bands have fewer reasons to play on tour in Spain. Continue reading here.

Story by Marco White // MADRID–Due to issues such as government regulations, the low income rate of Spanish citizens and the popularity of pirating music online, bands have fewer reasons to play on tour in Spain. Continue reading here.

Story by Morgan Lawrence // MADRID-- As a result of a substantial tax increased imposed by the government, attending a concert in Spain has become a luxury. Continue reading here.

Story by Morgan Lawrence // MADRID–As a result of a substantial tax increased imposed by the government, attending a concert in Spain has become a luxury. Continue reading here.

 

 

 

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