“Day Without Music” Protest Declared Big Success
Barcelona-based concert promoter Neo Sala, who launched the campaign, told Pollstar that 98% of Spain’s clubs and concert halls observed the day of no music.
A petition to protest the tax, which promoters say cost 40,000 jobs and a 30% drop in concert attendance over the two years since the VAT increased from 8-21% , has collected 240,000 signatures.
"There are international artists who don’t include Spain on their tours or only go to one city,” Sala told Spanish paper El Pais. “It’s not worth it for them to come.