China’s A-class spend $139 on music a year

China’s A-class spend $139 on music a year


norman lebrecht

February 02, 2016

A Nielsen survey on music spending in China is less than averagely encouraging.

According to the sales-measuring organisation, wealthy people in China spend an average of 914 yuan ($139) on music per year. Poorer Chinese spend 118 yuan ($18).

That’s some way below music industry expectations. Details here.

woman conductor china


  • Holly Golightly says:

    I’d like somebody to qualify exactly what type of “music” this is!!

  • Jeremylewis says:

    In other breaking news, China still considered a developing economy.

  • Nick says:

    Chinese don’t have any tradition to pay for music. They think they are entitled all the copyrighted materials for free. Get real, it is a pipe dream hoping Chinese to ever change.