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The Contemporary Music category drew attendance of 150,063 and generated revenue of $5.68 million. This made it the biggest category of the supplementary data in terms of revenue, and the second most popular category in terms of attendance (after the Theatre category). Average ticket prices in this category ($41.58) are also substantially higher than the industry average ($33.99).
Contemporary music staged a total of 387 performances. On average, each performance drew attendance of 388 and generated revenue of $14,667, the highest average revenue across the industry.
In terms of revenue, the largest venues included Empire Theatre (Toowoomba) and Geelong Performing Arts Centre. The Key Organisations accounted for a relatively small portion of revenue and attendance in this category, reflecting the low level of government funding provided to contemporary music.