$19.93B

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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224,701

Jobs Supported

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18,322

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

16,058

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

106,794

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

New York literally vibrates with sound,

with countless music schools, music conferences, music festivals, recording studios, record labels, and music venues from dive bars to Carnegie Hall. With the city that never sleeps as its capitol, 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

  • Afropunk Festival
  • Barclays Center
  • Beacon Theatre
  • Billboard Hot 100 Festival
  • Bowery Ballroom
  • BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
  • Clearwater Festival
  • Electric Zoo Festival
  • Governors Ball Music Festival
  • Gramercy Theatre
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Meadows Music and Arts Festival
  • Mountain Jam Festival
  • Palace Theatre
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Rochester International Jazz Festival
  • Rockwood Music Hall
  • SummerStage Festival
  • Taste Of Country Festival
  • Woodstock Festival

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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