The City of Sacramento on Monday released the first-ever study on the local music economy after surveying nearly 1,400 people working in the industry last fall.
Main findings from the study include a need for more live music performance venues, concerns over city licensing requirements making it difficult to open new businesses and data suggesting the scene is more white and male compared to the general population.
The Music Census covers the Sacramento metropolitan area and was conducted by Sound Music Cities — an Austin, Texas-based consulting company — the city and community partners. Creatives, including musicians, bands, songwriters and producers, made up 78% of the participants. But venue operators, event producers, presenters and agents also filled out the online survey between October and November.