$218.1M

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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4,262

Jobs Supported

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521

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

260

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

2,373

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Although well above the Mason-Dixon line,

Maine has a long tradition of bluegrass and folk music, which is celebrated at annual music festivals including the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festivals in Litchfield, and the County Bluegrass Festival in Fort Fairfield. Maine also was home to jazz guitar great, Lenny Breau, the locally revered Rusic Overtones, and country music icon Dick Curless, whose song, "A Tombstone Every Mile," famously referred to a road in Northern Maine.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Patti Griffin
  • Rustic Overtones
  • Spose (Ryan Michael Peters)

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • Blue
    • Cross Insurance Arena
    • Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
    • Port City Music Hall
    • State Theatre
    • Stone Mountain Arts Center
    • The Strand Theatre

    Music Schools

    • University of Maine
    • University of Southern Maine School of Music
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