$19.93B

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

Stephen Siwek/Economists Inc.

224,701

Jobs Supported

Stephen Siwek/Economists Inc.

18,322

Music Businesses

Stephen Siwek/Economists Inc.
A2IM/RIAA

16,058

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

106,794

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

New York literally vibrates with sound,

with countless music schools, festivals, recording studios, record labels, and music venues from dive bars to Carnegie Hall. Driven by the city that never sleeps, New York’s music is a constant presence and defining characteristic — a source of pride and inspiration.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Alicia Keys
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Beastie Boys
  • Billy Joel
  • Carole King
  • Jay-Z
  • Joan Baez
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lena Horne
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Mariah Carey
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Neil Diamond
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Pete Seeger
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • The Ramones
  • Tony Bennett

Music Venues & Festivals

  • (Le) Poisson Rouge
  • 11th Street Bar
  • 89 North Music Venue
  • Abilene Bar & Lounge
  • Afropunk Festival
  • Alphaville
  • Amityville Music Hall
  • Anthology
  • Arlene’s Grocery
  • Arthur’s Tavern
  • Artpark
  • Avant Gardner
  • Babeville
  • Baby's All Right
  • BangOn! NYC
  • Barbès
  • Barclays Center
  • Bardavon Opera House
  • Beacon Theatre
  • Bearsville Theater
  • Berlin Under A
  • Billboard Hot 100 Festival
  • Birdland Jazz Club
  • Blackthorn 51
  • Blue Gallery
  • Blue Note
  • Bowery Ballroom
  • BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
  • Bronxlandia
  • Buffalo Iron Works
  • C’mon Everybody
  • Cafe Wha?
  • Caffe Lena
  • Capitol Theatre 
  • Caroline’s On Broadway
  • Center for Remembering & Sharing
  • Center for the Arts at Ithaca
  • City Winery
  • City Parks Foundation's SummerStage
  • Clearwater Festival
  • Club Groove
  • Cohoes Music Hall
  • Colony 
  • Communion
  • Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture
  • Daryl's House
  • Drom
  • EastVille Comedy Club
  • Electric Zoo Festival
  • Elements Festival
  • Elsewhere
  • Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Eris Evolution
  • Ethel’s Club
  • Fanatics Pub
  • Forestburgh Playhouse
  • Fort Hill Performing Arts Center
  • Freddy's Bar & Backroom
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theater
  • Gold Sounds
  • Good Room
  • GOSPËL
  • Governors Ball Music Festival
  • Gramercy Theatre
  • Hammerstein Ballroom
  • Hangar on the Hudson
  • Hangar Theatre
  • Hartstop
  • Helium Comedy Club
  • Helsinki Hudson
  • Hutton Brickyards
  • Ira Zadikow
  • Iridium 
  • ISSUE Project Room
  • ItyDity
  • Joe’s Pub
  • JazzBuffalo
  • K. J. Farrell’s
  • Knitting Factory Brooklyn
  • Knockdown Center
  • Levon Helms Studios
  • Littlefield
  • Lola
  • Lucky 13 Saloon
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Magick City
  • Main Street Armory
  • Market Hotel
  • Meadows Music and Arts Festival
  • Mercury Lounge
  • MJN Convention Center
  • Mohawk Place
  • Montage Music Hall
  • Mountain Jam Festival
  • Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
  • Murmrr 
  • My Father’s Place
  • National Sawdust
  • Nelson Odeon
  • New Old Rock Deli
  • Nowadays
  • Nublu 151
  • Nublu Classic 
  • Nuyorican Poets Cafe
  • Our Wicked Lady
  • Palace Theatre
  • Pamnation
  • Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Pianos
  • Pioneer Works
  • Public Records
  • Putnam Place
  • QED
  • Rad Theater
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Rapids Theater
  • Rec Room
  • Revolution Gallery
  • Rochester International Jazz Festival
  • Rocks Off
  • Rockwood Music Hall
  • S.O.B’s
  • Sad Summer
  • Saint Vitus
  • Seva Granik
  • Shapeshifter Lab
  • Shea’s Performing Arts Center
  • Skyloft
  • Smith Center for the Arts
  • Sony Hall
  • Sportsmens Tavern
  • Spiritual Mental Physical
  • St. George Theatre
  • Starr Bar
  • Stephen Talkhouse
  • SubCulture
  • SummerStage Festival
  • Syracuse Stage
  • Tag's Summer Stage
  • Tarrytown Music Hall
  • Taste Of Country Festival
  • Teksupport
  • Ten Hope
  • The 443 Social Club & Lounge
  • The Avalon Lounge
  • The Bell House
  • The Bitter End
  • The Bowery Ballroom
  • The Bowery Electric
  • The Broadway
  • The Bug Jar
  • The Cave
  • The Cave
  • The Chance Theater
  • The Cobra Club
  • The Cutting Room
  • The Delancey
  • The DL
  • The Drop BK
  • The Egg Performing Arts Center
  • The Footlight
  • The Kingsland
  • The Low Beat
  • The Muse
  • The Owl Music Parlor
  • The Paper Box Music & Art
  • The Paramount
  • The Park Theater
  • The People’s Improv Theatre
  • The Riviera Theatre
  • The Stand NYC
  • The Stanley
  • The Suffolk Theater
  • The Sultan Room
  • The Town Hall
  • The Towne Crier Cafe
  • The Way Station
  • Tilles Center
  • Town Ballroom
  • Tralf Music Hall
  • Trans-Pecos
  • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
  • Tubby's
  • TV Eye
  • Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC)
  • Union Hall
  • Union Pool
  • United Palace of Spiritual Arts
  • Upstate Concert Hall 
  • Viewcy
  • Village Vanguard
  • Waterhole Music Lounge
  • We Color Live
  • Westcott Theater
  • West Falls Center for the Arts
  • Woodstock Festival
  • York College

Music Schools

  • Bard College Conservatory of Music
  • Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music
  • Crane School of Music
  • Aaron Copland School of Music
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Five Towns College
  • Ithaca College School of Music
  • Juilliard School
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Mannes College of Music
  • New York University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Syracuse University Setnor School of Music
  • The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • City College of New York
  • Purchase Conservatory of Music
  • Hunter College
  • Stony Brook University
  • AMDA- American Music Drama Academy
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • Cornell University

Major Music Conferences

  • A2IM Indie Week
  • AIMP Indie Music Publisher Summit.
  • Latin Alternative Music Conference
  • mondo.NYC
  • Move Music Festival
  • NY:LON Connect
  • Sandbox Summit
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