$1.72B

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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27,600

Jobs Supported

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2,621

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

1,625

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

11,149

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Oregon is music.

Beginning with Portland’s The Kingsmen, creators of the true original party anthem “Louie Louie,” Oregon has long blazed its own trail in musical contributions. The state’s leading indie scene and festival attractions can thank Oregon’s many blues, punk, grunge, and alternative artists who paved the way.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Everclear
  • Modest Mouse
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Sleater-Kinney
  • The Decemberists
  • The Shins
  • Tommy Thayer

Music Venues & Festivals

  • 45 East
  • 4 Peaks Music Festival
  • Aladdin Theater
  • Albany Civic Center
  • Alberta Abbey
  • All American Magic Theater
  • Alberta Rose Theatre
  • Al’s Den
  • Applegate River Lodge
  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • Beacon Sound
  • Blackberry Hall
  • Bossanova Ballroom
  • Boon’s Treasury
  • Britt Festival
  • Canby PIoneer Chapel Performing Arts
  • Catfish Lou’s
  • Churchill Baker
  • Crystal Ballroom
  • Cuthbert Amphitheater
  • ComedySportz Portland
  • Dante's
  • Doug Fir Lounge
  • Elsinore Theatre
  • Father Luke’s Room
  • Four Rivers Cultural Center
  • Ford Food & Drink
  • Goodfoot Pub and Lounge
  • Hawthorne Theater
  • Helium Comedy Club
  • Holly Theatre
  • Holocene 
  • Horning’s Hideout
  • Imago Theatre
  • Jack London Revue 
  • Johnny B’s
  • Kelly’s Olympian
  • Kennedy School Gym
  • Kickstand Comedy
  • Laurelthirst Public House
  • Les Schwab Amphitheater
  • Lola’s Room
  • McMenamins
  • Midtown Ballroom
  • Mississippi Pizza Pub & The Atlantis Lounge
  • Mississippi Studios
  • Moda Center
  • MusicfestNW Festival
  • Northwest String Summit Festival
  • OK Theatre
  • Oregon Festival of American Music
  • Oregon Jamboree Festival
  • Pendarvis Farm
  • Pickathon
  • Polaris Hall
  • Portland Center Stage at The Armory
  • Portland’s Centers for the Arts
  • Rainbow City
  • Revolution Hall
  • Rock Creek Tavern
  • Roseland Theater
  • Sand Trap Pub
  • Sessions Music Hall
  • Sisters Folk Festival
  • Stage 722 at Morrison Market
  • Star Theater 
  • Strum
  • The Axe and Fiddle
  • The Belfry
  • The Historic Rogue Theatre
  • The Mission Theater
  • The North Warehouse
  • The Old Church Concert Hall
  • The Ruins
  • The Space Concert Club
  • The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven
  • Tower Theatre
  • True West 
  • Turn! Turn! Turn!
  • Volcanic Theatre Pub
  • What The Festival
  • Whiskey Bar
  • White Eagle
  • Whiteside Theatre
  • Willamette Country Music Festival
  • Wilsonville Old Church & Pub
  • Wonder Ballroom
  • WOW Hall

Music Schools

  • University of Oregon
  • Portland State University

Major Music Conferences

  • National Association for Music Education Conference
  • Music Library Association Annual Meeting
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