$405.41M

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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6,234

Jobs Supported

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544

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

488

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

5,490

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Kansas has a rich musical heritage which boasts a profound cultural footprint in the state.

Among them? Rock supergroup Kansas is from -- you guessed it -- Kansas, and "Home on the Range" was written in and about Kansas in the 1870s and is now Kansas's official state song. In the early 1900s, Kansas hosted a vibrant jazz scene, rocketing local talents Charlie Parker and Nora Holt to stardom. Rock star Melissa Etheridge, R&B phenom Janelle Monae, and country icon Martina McBride also hail from the Sunflower State.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Janelle Monae
  • Kansas
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Martina McBride

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • Aftershock
    • Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center
    • Cessna Stadium
    • Country Stampede Festival
    • Hartman Arena
    • Intrust Bank Arena
    • Kanza Hall
    • Lied Center of Kansas
    • Providence Medical Center Ampitheater
    • The Bottleneck
    • The Brickyard
    • United Wireless Arena

    Music Schools

    • Kansas State University
    • University of Kansas
    • Wichita State University
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