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Facts About Festivals of Music
There are many different festivals of music. In Florence, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino takes place each year. The city has also hosted the Spoleto festival, which was founded by composer Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958. Then there’s Aix-en-Provence, which started in 1948, and Darmstadt, which specializes in contemporary music. Despite all of these festivals, many people find that they simply can’t get enough of music.
Australia is a large market for music. In 2013, Australians spent more than $350 million on recorded music, despite declining record sales. Approximately 20% of the population is involved in music creation. Over 40 000 Australian musicians are listed on the triple j Unearthed digital radio site. These artists receive over 3.5 million unique visitors each year. The industry is changing as well. As the popularity of live music increases, more public and private sources of funding are being used to support it.
The 18th century saw the start of secular music festivals. In 1876, Richard Wagner and his wife gathered a large audience at the Westminster Abbey in London, and his music was performed at the festival. Handel’s legacy was continued through the 1880s, when the famous Crystal Palace was built. In the early 20th century, the Birmingham Festival, originally devoted to Handel, was expanded to include other composers. During this time, the festival became a tradition in various cities of England.
A number of smaller festivals are also popular. According to the Aloompa 2016 Festival Demand Report, over 32 million people attended music festivals in the U.S. in 2015. Despite their popularity, smaller music festivals can be equally as popular. For musicians, these festivals are a great opportunity to promote their music while making valuable contacts in the music industry. It is important to remember that music festivals are not just about concerts, but also about building a fan base.