Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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Jobs Supported

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Music Businesses

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New Jersey can thank legends like Frank Sinatra,

Sarah Vaughan, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, and Bruce Springsteen for putting it on the musical map, but the state is no less important to music in America today. Home to countless venues, festivals, and events, and teeming with eager talent, New Jersey can boast its musical bona fides for generations to come.


  • Bon Jovi
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Ice-T
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Patti Smith
  • Paul Simon
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • The Fugees
  • The Misfits
  • Whitney Houston

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center
    • Anchor Rock Club
    • Bananas Comedy Club
    • BB&T Pavilion
    • Bergen Performing Arts Center
    • Bird & Betty’s
    • Boardwalk Hall
    • Borgata Event Center
    • Brighton Bar
    • Club Rock
    • Count Basie Theatre
    • Crossroads
    • Debonair Music Hall 
    • Etess Arena
    • Gentlemen Stopover Festival
    • Hot 97 Summer Jam Festival
    • House of Independents
    • Levoy Theatre
    • Mayo Performing Arts Center
    • McCarter Theatre Center
    • Meadowlands Arena
    • MetLife Stadium
    • Middle Valley Community Center
    • Mill Hill Basement
    • Ovation Hall at Ocean Resort Casino
    • Paramount Theatre
    • PNC Bank Arts Center
    • Prudential Center
    • Roy's Hall
    • Sad Summer
    • Sea.Hear.Now Festival
    • Shanghai Jazz Restaurant
    • Shea Center for Performing Arts
    • South Orange Performing Arts Center
    • Starland Ballroom
    • State Theatre New Jersey
    • Stress Factory
    • The Chubby Pickle
    • The Clubhouse of Toms River
    • The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
    • The Latest Noise
    • The Saint
    • The Stone Pony
    • The Stanhope House
    • The Strand Theater
    • The Newton Theatre
    • The Victor Vault
    • The Wellmont Theater
    • Tropicana Showroom
    • Union Firehouse
    • White Eagle Hall
    • Xponential Festival

    Music Schools

    • Kean University
    • Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University
    • John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University
    • New Jersey City University
    • Rowan University
    • The College of New Jersey
    • Westminster Choir College of Rider University
    • William Paterson University

    Major Music Conferences

    • Singer Songwriter Cape May
    • DJ Expo
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