$6.93B

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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128,868

Jobs Supported

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14,122

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

8,931

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

76,321

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Florida is known the world-over for its diverse and vibrant music community.

From Miami's Latin pulse to Orlando's pop hits to the panhandle's country twang, the state produced the "Miami Sound" made famous by Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada and Julio Iglesias in the 1980s and 1990s and is home to contemporary Latin superstars Pitbull and Marc Anthony. Further north, 1990s and 2000s sensations the Backstreet Boys & N'Sync were formed in Orlando, and superstar Tom Petty rose to fame from his home in Gainesville where his song "I Won't Back Down" is now played between the third and fourth quarters of University of Florida football games. Southern rock greats Lynyrd Skynyrd also hail from Florida, as well as Sam Moore from Sam & Dave and country star Jake Owen.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • 38 Special
  • Ariana Grande
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Creed
  • Dashboard Confessional
  • Fifth Harmony
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Jake Owen
  • Jason Derulo
  • Jim Morrison (singer and songwriter for the Doors)
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Matchbox Twenty
  • N'Sync
  • Pitbull
  • Ray Charles
  • The Allman Brothers
  • Tom Petty (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • 904 Happy Hour
    • 1904 Music Hall
    • 70000 Tons Of Metal Festival
    • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
    • Archetype
    • Avalon EV
    • Beatsnchill.
    • Blackbird Ordinary
    • Blue Jay Listening Room
    • Bob Carr Theater
    • Boca Black Box
    • Brass Mug
    • Broward Center for the Performing Arts
    • Bumblefest
    • Central Florida Fair
    • Churchill’s Pub 
    • Country 500 Festival
    • Country Life Florida Festival
    • Crowbar
    • Culture Room
    • Do Not Sit On The Furniture
    • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    • Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando Festival
    • Floridian Social Club
    • Florida Studio Theatre
    • Florida Theatre
    • Forbidden Kingdom Festival
    • Friends of The Lyric
    • Gasparilla Music Festival
    • Gram Parsons Derry Down
    • Gramps
    • Gulf Coast Jam Festival
    • Hideaway Cafe
    • High Dive
    • Hooch And Hive
    • Jazz In The Gardens Festival
    • Jack Rabbits
    • Just The Funny
    • Key West Amphitheater
    • Key West Theater
    • La La Land
    • Lil Indie's
    • Iii Points Festival
    • Mizner Park Ampitheater
    • Montgomery Drive
    • Murray Hill Theatre
    • Nice Guys Pizza
    • No Clubs
    • Norsekorea
    • North Beach Bandshell
    • NOVA 535
    • NYSW Jazz Lounge
    • Opening Nights at Florida State University
    • Orlando Amphitheater
    • Palladium Theater St. Petersburg College
    • Paper Crane
    • Pegasus Lounge & Niteclub
    • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
    • Propoganda
    • Rackem Spirits & Times
    • Rakastella
    • Rapture Festival
    • Red Star Rock Bar
    • Respectable Street
    • Rolling Loud Festival
    • Sad Summer - Orlando
    • Sarbez
    • Shiprocked Festival
    • Springing the Blues
    • St. Augustine Amphitheatre
    • Sunset Music Festival
    • Terra Fermata
    • The Beacham Theater
    • The Crying Monk
    • The Fest
    • The Florida Theater
    • The Funky Biscuit
    • The Ground Miami
    • The Kelsey Theater
    • The Moon
    • The Orpheum
    • The Social
    • The RITZ Ybor
    • The Verona
    • Tortuga Music Festival
    • Ultra Miami Festival
    • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
    • Vinyl Music Hall
    • Welcome To Rockville Festival
    • Will's Pub
    • Winter Music Conference Festival

    Music Schools

    • Lynn University
    • Florida A&M (FAMU)
    • Florida Atlantic University
    • Florida State University College of Music
    • Full Sail University
    • Palm Beach Atlantic University
    • Palm Beach State College
    • Rollins College
    • Stetson University
    • University of Miami Frost School of Music
    • University of Florida
    • University of Central Florida
    • University of North Florida
    • University of South Florida
    • University of Tampa

    Major Music Conferences

    • Music Expo Miami
    • Winter Music Conference
    • National Association for Music Education National Conference
    • Coast 2 Coast Music Conference
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