Austria

  • capital city: Vienna
  • population: 8,662,000
  • area: 83,858 sq. km.
  • languages spoken: German
  • annual record sales: $114,900,000 (USD 2014)
  • rank: 16th worldwide
  • currency: Euro € (EUR)
  • When toasting someone in Austria it is customary to clink their glass, look them straight in the eye, and say “prost”

On the one hand you have “music country Austria” with its undeniable heritage, anchored by classical music giants Mozart and Strauss. On the other is an ethnically diverse, urban and modern indie movement bursting through into the light. Change is the watchword for the Austrian music scene.