$106.74M

Music industry contribution to state GDP

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1,895

Jobs Supported

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183

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

117

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

1,120

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Alaskan music festivals draw crowds across the state.

Each spring and summer as the ice thaws, Alaskan music festivals draw crowds across the state to celebrate the state's diverse and vibrant cultural heritage. The Summer Meltdown festival in Anchorage features local rock, metal and hip-hop acts, while Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage each host an annual Folk Festival. Several internationally renowkned recording artists have emerged from the local music scene, including Jewel and Portugal. The Man.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Jewel
  • Portugal. The Man

Music Venues & Festivals

  • Alaska Airlines Center
  • Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
  • Alaska Folk Festival
  • Atwood Concert Hall
  • Carlson Center
  • Chilkoot Charlie's
  • Davis Concert Hall
  • Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival
  • Sitka Summer Music Festival
  • Sullivan Arena

Major Music Conferences

  • Alaska Music Summit
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