$189.05M

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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3,747

Jobs Supported

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376

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

71

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

757

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

South Dakota's music culture is a reflection of its rich cowboy tradition -

with the occasional nod to country western outlaws in places like Deadwood and the Black Hills. This culture is unmistakeable for anyone who has made the summer pilgrimage to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (bikes are optional, but good music isn't), or to the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Festival.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Shawn Colvin
  • The Spill Canvas

Music Venues & Festivals

  • Black Hills Bluegrass Festival
  • Deadwood Mountain Grand
  • Deadwood Red Dirt Music Festival
  • Denny Sanford Premier Center
  • Don Barnett Arena
  • Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
  • Sioux Falls Arena
  • Swiftel Center
  • Washington Pavilion

Major Music Conferences

  • SD State Music Education Conference
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