Massachusetts – 50 States of Music

$2.68B

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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34,560

Jobs Supported

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1,848

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

2,612

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

21,412

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

With a rich tradition of music festivals ranging from Tanglewood to Boston Calling,

Massachusetts music fans have access to an impressive array of live music from every genre. Hometown heroes James Taylor and Aerosmith are just a few of the exceptional musical acts from Massachusetts to rise to fame. The Bay State also produced famous rock performers like The Pixies, celtic punk stars, the Dropkick Murphys, ska favorites,The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Aerosmith
  • Boston
  • Donna Summer
  • J. Geils Band
  • Joe Perry
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Passion Pit
  • Pixies

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • Arts at the Armory
    • Atwood’s Tavern
    • Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Boch Center
    • Boston Calling Festival
    • Boston Opera House
    • Brighton Music Hall
    • Bull McCabe’s
    • Cabot Performing Arts Center
    • Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
    • Calvin Theatre
    • Chez Joseph
    • City Winery
    • Club Passim
    • Croma
    • Emerson Colonial Theatre
    • Firehouse Center for the Arts
    • Flywheel Arts Collective
    • Freshgrass Festival
    • Gateway City Arts
    • Gillette Stadium
    • Great Scott
    • Green River Festival
    • House of Blues
    • Improv Asylum
    • Iron Horse Music Hall
    • Larcom Theatre
    • Laugh Boston
    • Levitate Festival
    • Lowell Summer Music Series
    • Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
    • Narrows Center for the Arts
    • New England Folk Festival
    • New England Metal Festival
    • O’Brien’s Pub
    • Oceanside Events Center
    • Once Somerville
    • Orpheum Theatre
    • Paradise Rock Club
    • Pearl Street Nightclub
    • Plymouth Memorial Hall
    • Regent Theatre
    • Royale
    • Sad Summer
    • Schuster Theater
    • Shea Theater Arts Center
    • Six String Grill & Stage
    • Solid Sound Festival
    • Soundcheck Studios
    • South Shore Playhouse
    • Spire Center for Performing Arts
    • TD Garden
    • The Anchor
    • The Center for Arts in Natick
    • The Chevalier
    • The Chicken Box
    • The Jungle Community Music Club
    • The Lilypad
    • The Palladium
    • The Parlor Room
    • The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint
    • The Sinclair
    • The Stationery Factory
    • The Vault Music Hall at Greasy Luck
    • Victoria Theatre
    • Wally’s Cafe
    • Wilbur Theatre
    • Xfinity Center
    • Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - New Bedford

    Music Schools

    • Berklee College of Music
    • Boston Conservatory
    • Boston University
    • Harvard University
    • Longy School of Music
    • New England Conservatory of Music
    • University Of Massachusetts Amherst

    Major Music Conferences

    • Harvard Graduate Music Conference
    • Martha's Vineyard Songwriting Festival
    • Massachusetts Music Educators Conference
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