The electronic music scene has been one of the leading and most profitable businesses in the last couple of years. According to thump.vice, the global electronic music industry has been worth $7,1 billion in 2016 which is 40% more than it was back in 2014. Authorities all around the world are shutting down clubs on a regular basis, but there are still some cities that recognised the potential in the electronic music community. One of those cities is Berlin, the un-official mecca of the electronic music scene. Recently, Berlin’s city government has announced that the city will devote €1 million to improve sound isolation in clubs and venues around the city.
The fairly generous financial investment will be spent on things such as soundproofing venues and providing noise barriers for outdoor areas. Spokesman Lutz Leichsenring stated, “In a densely populated city, where residential development is close to music venues, investment must be made in noise protection to ensure coexistence”.
Even Berlin is not immune to sound regulation and other problems. From 2011 through 2015, 170 clubs closed down in the German capital.