$649.52M

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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11,000

Jobs Supported

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716

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

225

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

2,761

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Musically and culturally, Nebraska is a state that can continue to surprise visitors on each return.

It's easy to discover Omaha's punk and hardcore scenes, as well as a thriving hip-hop and indie music culture. The alternative "Omaha sound" has made its way around the world through contemporary bands such as Bright Eyes - including Conor Oberst's solo catelogue - The Faint, and Cursive.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Bright Eyes
  • James Valentine
  • Qveen Herby (Amy Renee Noonan)

Music Venues & Festivals

  • Baxter Arena
  • CHI Health Center Convention Center and Arena
  • Holland Center
  • Lookout Lounge
  • Maha Music Festival
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Ralston Arena
  • Slowdown
  • The Bourbon Theatre
  • The Down Under Lounge
  • The Rococo Theatre
  • The Waiting Room Lounge

Music Schools

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln School of Music
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