California – 50 States of Music

$38.49B

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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447,547

Jobs Supported

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40,301

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

29,828

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

193,707

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

As Tupac and Dre once noted, "California knows how to party."

A longtime haven for the arts and entertainment industries, California has fostered a vibrant and diverse music community that continues to enrich the lives of fans all around the world. Its unparalleled music history has breathed life into entire music movements, including West Coast Hip Hop, ska, and surfer rock, and is home to some of the most iconic live music venues in the country, among them the The Fillmore in San Francisco and The Troubadour in Hollywood.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • 2Pac
  • Alanis Morisette
  • Beck
  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Dead Kennedys
  • Doobie Brothers
  • Dr. Dre
  • Eagles
  • Etta James
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Greenday
  • Guns n' Roses
  • Ice Cube
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Santana
  • Snoop Dogg
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Doors
  • The Grateful Dead

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • 1720
    • Adams Avenue Street Fair
    • Adams Avenue Unplugged
    • Aftershock Festival
    • Alex's Bar
    • Amado’s
    • Amplified Ale Works
    • Another Bullwinkel Show
    • Arcadia Blues Club
    • Arroyo Seco Weekend Festival
    • ArtDontSleep
    • Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
    • At The Top
    • Audio
    • Baby's All Right
    • Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
    • Bar Pink
    • Bayfest
    • Bay Terrace Theater
    • Beachlife Festival
    • Beyond Wonderland Festival
    • Blackbird
    • Bottlerock Napa Valley Festival
    • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    • Bimbo's 365 Club
    • Blue Note
    • Boom Boom Room
    • Bootleg Theater
    • Brick By Brick
    • Bottom of the Hill
    • Boxcar Theatre
    • Brick and Mortar Music Hall
    • Cafe Colonial
    • Cafe du Nord
    • Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival Festival
    • Candlelight Pavilion
    • Casbah
    • Cascade Theatre
    • Chain Reaction
    • Center for New Music
    • Club Fox
    • Coachella Festival
    • ComedySportz
    • Commissary Lounge
    • Complex Cornerstone
    • Coomber Craft Wines
    • Cowboy Country
    • Crazy Horse Saloon & Grill
    • Crest Theatre
    • Cumbiatron
    • Decades Bar & Grill
    • Desert Daze Festival
    • Dig Deeper
    • Discovery Ventura
    • DNA Lounge
    • Donald Andes
    • Dusk Camp
    • Dustfish
    • Dynasty Typewriter
    • Echo Park Rising
    • El Rio
    • Elbo Room Jack London
    • F8
    • Felton Music Hall
    • Finest City Improv
    • First City Festival
    • Flappers Comedy Club
    • Folk Yeah
    • Fox Theater
    • Freight & Salvage
    • Fremont Theater
    • Full Circle Saloon
    • Fulton 55
    • Fyf Festival
    • Gallagher’s Irish Pub
    • GIG International - New Blues Festival
    • Glendale Centre Theatre
    • Globe Theatre
    • Gold Diggers
    • Golden State Theatre
    • Goldfield Trading Post
    • Goodbar
    • Great American Music Hall
    • Great Northern
    • Halcyon SF
    • Ham and Eggs
    • Hard Day Of The Dead Festival
    • Harlow’s
    • Harvelle’s Santa Monica
    • High Sierra Music Festival
    • Historic BAL Theatre
    • Hollywood Bowl
    • Holy Diver
    • Hopmonk Tavern
    • Hotel Cafe
    • Ineffable Music
    • Ironstone Amphitheatre
    • Ivy Room
    • Jazz Is Dead
    • Joshua Tree Festival Spring Festival
    • Junior High
    • Kohai
    • Kuumbwa Jazz Center
    • L’Affaire Musicale
    • Largo at the Coronet
    • Levitt Pavillion
    • Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
    • Lobero Theatre
    • Lodge Room
    • Longboard Margarita Bar
    • Love + Propaganda
    • Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
    • Lyric Theatre
    • Madrone Art Bar
    • Marjorie Luke Theatre
    • Maui Sugar Mill Saloon
    • Mira Theatre Guild
    • Mixed Feelings
    • Mr. Tipple's
    • Molly Malones Irish Pub
    • Monterey Jazz Festival
    • Moe's Alley
    • Mozambique
    • Music Alley
    • Music Box
    • Mystic Theatre & Music Hall
    • Neck of the Woods
    • Noise Pop Industries
    • Northern California Center for the Arts
    • Oakland Metro Operahouse
    • Ola Sonica
    • Old Town Blues Club
    • Outside Lands Festival
    • Oxnard Performing Arts Center
    • Pappy & Harriet's
    • Peninsula Arts Guild
    • Permanent Records’ Roadhouse
    • PianoFight
    • Power of Flower Music & Cannabis
    • Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival
    • Public Works
    • Queen Bee’s
    • Rainbow Bar And Grill
    • Rampart Indoor Skatepark & Concert Venue
    • Rebel Dharma
    • Rickshaw Stop
    • Riot Scene
    • Rumba Room Live
    • Sad Summer
    • Saint Rocke
    • Same Same But Different
    • San Jose Come Up
    • Senator Jones
    • Senator Theatre
    • SFJAZZ
    • Shut Up and Dance
    • Ski Inn
    • Skyloft
    • Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
    • Soda Bar
    • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club
    • Sound
    • South Bay Customs
    • Stagecoach Country Music Festival
    • Stage Werx Theatre
    • Starline Social Club
    • Stern Grove Festival
    • Strawberry Music Festival
    • SubliminalSF
    • Surround
    • Strummer’s
    • Swedish American Hall
    • Sweetwater Music Hall
    • T-Bar Social Club
    • Team Neville
    • Temescal Art Center
    • Temple Nightclub
    • Tender Loving Coffee
    • Terrapin Crossroads
    • The Alibi
    • The Art Boutiki Music Hall
    • The Bancroft
    • The Back Room
    • The Bankhead Theater
    • The Bothwell Arts Center
    • The Canyon Agoura Hills
    • The Canyon Montclair
    • The Canyon Santa Clarita
    • The Catalyst
    • The Chapel
    • The CLCTV
    • The Coach House Concert Hall
    • The Comedy Store
    • The Continental Room
    • The Dip 
    • The Fruityard Amphitheater
    • The Glass House
    • The Grand Annex
    • The Guild Theatre
    • The Hi Hat
    • The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater
    • The Hotel Cafe
    • The Independent
    • The Lash
    • The Lost Church
    • The Make Out Room
    • The Maltese
    • The Mayan
    • The Merrow
    • The Mint
    • The Moroccan Lounge
    • The Musiq Box Show
    • The New Parish
    • The Palms Playhouse
    • The Paupaiz Music Stage
    • The Paramount
    • The Phoenix Theatre
    • The Pozo Saloon
    • The Poor House Bistro
    • The Regent Theater
    • The Riptide
    • The Ritz
    • The Roxy
    • The Sardine
    • The Satellite
    • The Silverlake Lounge
    • The Starlet Room
    • The Starry Plough
    • The Stud
    • The Tower Bar
    • The UC Theatre
    • The Vermont Hollywood
    • The Viper Room
    • Theatre at Ace Hotel
    • Teragram Ballroom
    • Til Two Club
    • Tomales Town Hall
    • Tower Theatre Productions
    • Trip
    • Troubadour
    • Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres
    • Unwined
    • Uptown Theatre
    • Visalia Fox Theatre
    • Verdi Club
    • What The Sound
    • Whisky A Go Go
    • Wilshire Ebell Theatre
    • Wingwalker Brewing
    • Winston’s
    • Wisdome LA
    • Yoshi’s
    • Zebulon

    Music Schools

    • California College of Music
    • California Institute of the Arts
    • California State University
    • Colburn School
    • Expressions College Of Digital Arts
    • Los Angeles College of Music
    • Los Angeles Film School
    • Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music
    • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
    • University of California
    • University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music
    • University of Redlands School of Music
    • University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

    Major Music Conferences

    • Durango Songwriters Expo
    • I Create Music EXPO
    • Music Industry Research Association (MIRA) Annual Conference
    • Musexpo
    • Music Entrepreneur Conference
    • MUTEK San Francisco
    • NAMM
    • SF MusicTech Summit
    • Pollstar Live
    • Production Music Conference
    • West Coast Songwriters Music Conference
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